Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks - 10/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (1-1) at Washington Wizards (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -7 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSNB
The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards meet Saturday night at the Verizon Center.
The New York Knicks look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 111.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds while Derrick Williams is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Langston Galloway is dishing three assists and Kyle O'Quinn is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting just 28.8 percent from three in their first two games and averaging 16 turnovers. The Knicks must take better care of the ball than their first two games. The good news for the Knicks is that they have won their last three road games. Kevin Seraphin and Lou Amundson are questionable.
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The Washington Wizards look to keep the ball rolling after getting off to a fast 2-0 start. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25 points and 4.5 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.5 points and eight assists. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Otto Porter is dishing four assists. The Washington Wizards are coming off a Friday victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in which they shot 51.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times. The Wizards have to be confident knowing they’re 2-0 without playing their best ball. The Wizards have won nine of their last 11 regular season home games.
The Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Knicks are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Like the Knicks, the Wizards have played some sloppy basketball out of the gate and are beatable. When you add in the fact the Knicks are rested against a Washington team that just played, I'll take my chances with the points here.