We are in for a treat as the New York Knicks (25-20) step up to face the Washington Wizards (18-26) at the Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The New York Knicks enter the matchup with the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, six places above the 12th-seeded Washington Wizards. The hosts won 112-108 in the previous meeting last week and are favorites to win again, this time on their court.
New York Knicks VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
Knicks VS Wizards Moneyline
Take the Knicks (-240) for the outright win on the moneyline at Maryland sports betting sites. The hosts have had a lot of success against the Wizards in recent years, winning nine of their last ten matchups. As the -240 favorites, the Knicks have about a 71% chance of victory again at Madison Square Garden. The Wizards will do their utmost to spoil the party, but their 1-9 record in this series has us siding with a home win.
This game is a perfect get-right spot for the Knicks, who will be looking to send a message after their loss last game against the Toronto Raptors.
Knicks VS Wizards Spread
The Knicks are the 6.0-point favorites over the Wizards in the betting lines. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 11.2 points.
The Knicks tend to play well at home against the Wizards. Over the past five games between the two teams at Madison Square Garden, the home side has won four games by an average margin of 6.3 points. In their previous ten games, the Knicks went 6-4 ATS overall and 4-6 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The Wizards, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games. The visitors are 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Knicks VS Wizards Total
Both teams’ offenses normally thrive when the Knicks play the Wizards. The two sides have averaged a very impressive 215.4 points in their last ten meetings.
The total has averaged 220.4 points in the Knicks’ ten most recent games, as well as 222.0 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Knicks have gone over in their past three home games and are 5-4-1 in the last ten overall.
On average, the Wizards have seen 226.7 points go on board during their past ten matches and 228.2 points in their last five contests on the road. The Wizards have gone under in seven of their last nine road games and in three of their five most recent matchups with the Knicks.
New York Knicks VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+200) | New York Knicks (-240)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards +6.0 (-110) | New York Knicks -6.0 (-110)
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks slipped to 25-20 for the season last week after falling to a 121-123 defeat against the Toronto Raptors. They are 7-3 across their ten most recent games and 3-2 in the past ten at home.
The Knicks have scored 114.3 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NBA offenses. Defensively, the home side ranks 12th in the NBA after restricting opponents to 111.3 points per game.
The Knicks are optimistic about making the playoffs after a 23-19 start in the regular season. Last year, they ended up below .500, finishing 11th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Atlantic Division at 37-45.
The Knicks have a clean bill of health ahead of their latest matchup, with no reported injuries coming from the away side at the time of writing.
Washington Wizards Form
The Golden State Warriors handed the Wizards a second straight defeat in a 118-127 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 5-5 from their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 21st in the NBA. They’ve put up just 111.8 points per game this season and 108.7 in the last three. Defensively, the away side ranks 16th in the league, restricting opponents to 113.4 points on average and 113.8 points on the road.
As things stand, the Wizards will fail to return to the playoffs after last season’s failure. They are currently below .500 and two spots below the Play-In tournament positions of the Eastern Conference, holding the 12th seed and third in the Southeast Division.
Shooting guard Bradley Beal is the only Wizards struggling with an injury going into their latest matchup.
New York Knicks VS Washington Wizards H2H history
The Knicks won 112-108 against the Wizards in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the Capital One Arena. Victory has gone New York Knicks’ way nine times in their past ten meetings with the Wizards. The hosts are favorites to add another win to this haul, with the oddsmakers pricing a home win at -240. This implies a 71% winning chance for the Knicks, as seen at Maryland sports betting apps.
In the last five matchups at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks has scored 543 points against the Wizards. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 108.6 points per game that the home side has produced on its own turf in this series of late.