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Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks - 10/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks (0-0) vs. Washington Wizards (0-0)

NBA Basketball: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks -4 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBA

The NBA comes to Madison Square Garden when the Washington Wizards visit the New York Knicks Thursday.

The Washington Wizards will be trying to avoid consecutive defeats when the team goes on the road to face the New York Knicks. Washington comes off of a 117-115 defeat at the Miami Heat where the defense left the building after holding Miami to 19 points in the first quarter. Both teams checked in with nearly 50% shooting but the gam was decided from the perimeter where the Heat held a 16-7 advantage on three pointers.

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks - 10/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Jason Smith paced the Wizards with a contest high 20 points on 7-8 shooting which included four makes from beyond the arc while John Wall netted 16 points and posted eight helpers. Bradley Beal gave Washington another 15 points on 6-14 from the floor and Otto Porter Jr. added eleven points and seven boards on 4-6 accuracy followed by Jodie Meeks and Kelly Oubre Jr. with ten points apiece with Oubre Jr. hauling in a game high 14 rebounds. 

The New York Knicks are hoping to end the preseason schedule on a positive note when the Washington Wizards visit on Thursday night. New York struggle to get stops and score Monday in a 117-95 loss at the hands of the visiting Houston Rockets. A 21 point first quarter and a 20 points third quarter did the NYK in with the Rockets burning the nets at over 54% including 22 long balls. 

The Knicks 44.8% from the floor fell well short of staying competitive and negated 25 forced turnovers and 13 more looks at the basket. Tim Hardaway Jr. was New York’s top scorer with 21 points on 8-17 from the floor with Damyean Dotson and Michael Beasley each netting 17 points on combined 14-21 shooting while Enes Kanter rounded out the top scorers with 14 points and eight rebounds on 6-13.

Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and Wizards are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. Over is 7-1-1 in Knicks last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest and under is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and under is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. Wizards are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and Wizards are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.  

This is still the preseason so lineups and playing time is always an unknown but if this were  played as a rgular season game I'd back Washington...

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