New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)
New York Knicks -2.5 (-115)
The Washington Wizards go to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Monday. The Washington Wizards are on a three-game losing streak, last losing to the Philadelphia 76ers that caused controversy of its own. The Wizards have had a rough month as they have only won three of their previous 15 games.
The Washington Wizards are currently 8-20 on the season. The losses will likely continue going as point guard Isaiah Thomas will be suspended for the next two games going forward due to having an incident with a fan who was heckling him, and Thomas confronted him.
The Knicks are coming off of a two-game losing streak, last losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the New York Knicks did beat the Atlanta Hawks this week, scoring 143 points. That is a game of the Knicks can look out for that they could viably accomplish once again.
The New York Knicks are 7-23 on the season and are one of the NBA's worst teams. The Knicks struggle most on offense as they are 30th in points per game. The Knicks still have not found their main scorer as there have been games where RJ Barrett leads the team, and then Marcus Morris leads the team in scoring. If the Knicks can find their constant playmaker and scorer, the Knicks may be able to win some string of games.
Washington is 14-13-1 ATS this season
Over is 4-1 in Wizards last five overall.
New York is 15-15 ATS this season
Under is 13-4 in Knicks' last 17 home games.
I think that the Washington Wizards are a slightly better basketball team. However, with Isaiah Thomas out for the Washington Wizards, this is realistically against the New York Knicks could win. With their victory over the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks may have some confidence and some belief that they can actually beat Washington Wizards here. Still, I think that Bradley Beal, who is averaging 28.2 points per game and the rest of the Washington Wizards are still going to be able to beat a New York Knicks side that is awful this season. Final Score Prediction, Washington Wizards win 123 - 109.