New York Knicks (11-15) at Washington Wizards (6-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -2.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.3 points and 5.8 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17 points and 6.4 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 120.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.8 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.7 points and 8.9 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Wizards are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall. The Knicks are 7-17-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
The New York Knicks are going through their worst stretch of the season, but they're still only losing their last five games by an average of 0.6 points. Despite the losses, the Knicks get after it defensively and compete at a high level. We can't say the same about the Washington Wizards, who are losing on the season by an average of seven points and losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points. The Wizards shouldn't be favored against anybody. I'll gladly back the Knicks here.