Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks - 11/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (5-6) at Washington Wizards (2-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards clash Thursday night in NBA action at the Verizon Center.
The New York Knicks look for their third straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 101 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Washington Wizards are desperate for a victory after a brutal 2-8 start to the season. The Washington Wizards are averaging 99.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22.3 points and 8.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards are 2-3 SU on their home court this season.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Knicks are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Both of these teams played last night, but it's the Knicks who are starting to find their groove. And while I wasn't high on the Wizards heading into this season, they have to get a victory eventually, right? Washington isn't THIS bad. Some would call this a must-win game for the Washington Wizards and with them being at home, I'd bet they get it. There's better bets on the board, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Wizards and the small line.