Washington Wizards (15-27) at New York Knicks (22-22)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: 226 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 120.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points and 10.3 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.3 points and 5.9 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Wizards last 16 road games. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 Thursday games. The Wizards are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New York.
The Washington Wizards are back to their losing ways, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 5.8 points while allowing 49 percent shooting from the field. The New York Knicks have comfortably beaten the Wizards twice this season, which includes an 18-point victory on Tuesday. This line is a bit confusing, as one can argue the Knicks should be a much bigger favorite. As I did on Tuesday, I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Knicks at home.