Knicks vs. Wizards - 2/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (22-27) at New York Knicks (23-31)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks PK -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks meet Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Wizards could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 47 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 road games. Nene is questionable with a calf injury.
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The New York Knicks need a win here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 99 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.3 points and two assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing four assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight home games. Lance Thomas is questionable with a concussion.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Knicks fired Derek Fisher as head coach, and that may inspire them to finally get back on track. I'll say it again, if the Knicks can't win this game at home, then their decent start to the season was nothing more than a tease. If New York is going to sneak into the playoffs, it has to win games like this. Give me the home team.