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New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +4 -- Over/Under: 226
TV Channel
MSG, NSWA
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The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Washington Wizards could use a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 48 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.9 points and five rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 15 points and 7.2 rebounds. Bobby Portis is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last seven road games.

The New York Knicks could also use a win after losing 16 of their last 18 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 assists. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last nine home games.

The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 16-35 ATS in their last 51 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 19-41 ATS in their last 60 home games, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-38 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Wizards are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall.

Neither of these teams have anything to play for at this point so points always have value, but the Wizards have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. The New York Knicks are also just 13-26 ATS at home this season and are losing their last five games by an average of 12.6 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards have been competitive despite their losses and their 38-42 ATS record overall this season is certainly anything better than what the Knicks have to offer. Every time I make a case suggesting the New York Knicks and the points, it always backfires in a big way. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Wizards.

Pick:
Washington Wizards -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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