New York Knicks (18-19) at Washington Wizards (21-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -8.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The New York Knicks need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 24.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five road games.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 18.3 points and 8.7 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Wizards are outscoring teams by 8.6 points in their last five games and the Knicks are being outscored by nine points on the road. The Knicks are just in brutal form right now and playing on the end of a back-to-back isn't going to help. The Knicks are just 2-7 ATS this season when an underdog by at least seven points, and they've covered just five of their last 16 road games. No, thank you. This is a game the Washington Wizards should be able to run away with in the second half.