New York Knicks (10-33) vs Washington Wizards (18-26 )Date : 01/17/2019
Time : 3:00 PM ET
Location : O2 Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
The Wizards will be playing the Knicks in London in the O2 Arena the Wizards are coming off a tough overtime loss against the Raptors while the Knicks fell to the Sixers in their last game. Game tips off at 3:00 PM ET.
New York Knicks's Latest Performance :
The Knicks will hit the road for a game to play the Wizards. They are coming off a loss against the Sixers, the Knicks are currently on a four-game losing streak. The Knicks haven’t been playing great basketball lately going 1-9 in their last 10 games. The only bright spot for the Knicks was Kevin Knox as he dropped a career-high 31 points on 12-of-23 from the field. He is the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to score at least 30 points, with only Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Jaren Jackson and LeBron James doing so at a younger age. He’ll look to keep his hot streak alive on Thursday with a favorable matchup against the Wizards and a chance to show off his skills in London. Tim Hardaway Jr. remains questionable as he didn’t return to the game against the Sixers after suffering from a hamstring injury. He is one of the reasons why the Knicks are on this losing streak they desperately need his scoring and leadership on the floor.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards will be looking to bounce back after a nail-biting loss against the Raptors. Bradley Beal second career triple-double went to waste as he finished with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists over 55 minutes. Despite starting the game slow he was able to turn things around in the second half overcoming a 23-point deficit with his monster 21-point fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Trevor Ariza flirted with a triple-double he finished the game with 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists including four threes. The Wizards set a new record for 3-pointers with 19. Jeff Green finished with 12 points, two rebounds, two triples. Porter contributed with 27 points on 10-for-19 shooting. He should find himself back into the starting lineup with the way he is playing. The Wizards will get an easier task going up against the Knicks a team who are currently on a four-game losing streak. The Wizards will be glad to be out of the country after the loss to Toronto.
How New York Knicks & Washington Wizards Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Wizards are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Knicks are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Washington Wizard
My reason for the pick :
The Wizards will up out victorious against the Knicks in London. Bradley will follow up his triple-double performance with a huge game. He is eager to give the Wizards a win after what happened to them in the last game against the Raptors. Bryant will have a great game as well look for him to dominate the paint because the Knicks will be without Kanter in London. For the Knicks, Knox will continue to score the ball with ease but he will soon realize that he can’t do it all by himself as the Knicks need Hardaway back healthy for them to start competing again. The Knicks started off the season well but it seems like they will be satisfied with getting a high draft pick considering how many players are injured this season.
Betting trends for New York Knicks:
- Knicks are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.