Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Preview, Tips, and Odds

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Preview, Tips, and Odds

A pair of struggling NBA teams will meet in our nation’s capital on Sunday evening. The 1-7 Washington Wizards will host the 3-6 New York Knicks in a battle of Eastern Conference teams. The Washington Wizards are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA through the first few weeks, while the New York Knicks have struggled to put up points. The Knicks come into this game fresh off of an impressive victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The Washington Wizards have lost five straight games and are in desperate need of a win.

Wizards vs. Knicks Odds

The moneyline for this game is Washington Wizards -9.0. The over/under for total points scored is set for 226.5 for this game.
Spread: Washington Wizards -9.0
Total: 226.5

Wizards vs. Knicks Head to Head

This is the first of three meetings between the Wizards and Knicks this season. Last year, the Wizards took two out of three games from the Knicks. New York won the final meeting of the 2017-18 season, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Washington Wizards.

Wizards vs. Knicks Stats

The Wizards have given up 123.9 points per game so far this season, which is the biggest reason for their recent five-game skid. Washington has allowed their opponents to shoot over 48 percent from the field. Guards Bradley Beal and John Wall have combined to score 43 points per game this season, with Wall dishing out 7.4 assists per game.

The Knicks are averaging just 107.3 points per game playing without Kristaps Porzingis. Tim Hardaway is doing his best to lead the Knicks offense, averaging 25.1 points per game. Enes Kanter is averaging a double-double with 14.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

Wizards vs. Knicks News

Dwight Howard made his debut for the Wizards on Friday night after dealing with a back injury to begin the season. Howard scored 20 points but grabbed just three rebounds in the blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Washington crowd booed the Wizards off of the court after another poor performance.

The New York Knicks have battled through injuries through the early part of the season. Top rookie Kevin Knox has not played in over a week as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. Veteran guard Courtney Lee is dealing with a neck injury but could suit up for this game against the Wizards.

Wizards vs. Knicks Predictions

The New York Knicks are still a year or two away from contending for a playoff spot, while the Wizards were expected to be a top team in the Eastern Conference this season. The Wizards have too much talent to continue to struggle and lose games. The Knicks lack of offense won’t be able to take advantage of the Wizards struggling defense, and Washington will snap their five-game losing streak in a big way. Bet the Washington Wizards -9 over the New York Knicks on Sunday.

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