Knicks vs Wizards Predictions
25 March 2021
New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards is an Eastern Conference matchup between two teams that have similar goals in 2021. The Wizards are a team still involved in the playoffrace in the Eastern Conference despite being games back of the final seed.
However, they are unlikely to be inside the cutoff to earn a playoff spot at end of season. The Knicks are probably a playoff team in the Eastern Conference, but will not sniff home court advantage for a playoff series and are likely to be lopsided losers in the first round.
New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards has been played over 300 times, with the split leaning slightly to the Knicks side.
Recent matchups are slightly dissimilar to that of the long term history however, as the Wizards have been the team enjoying small amounts of recent success. History does not give us a lean in this matchup, and current rosters and trends will be much more important factors.
You will find the best NBA picks for Knicks vs Wizards below.
Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Betting Pick
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Why bet the New York Knicks?
✅ Knicks get it done at home: Despite being exactly .500 overall, the Knicks remain entrenched in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. This is due in large part to their ability to take care of business at home. Their 12-8 home record is more indicative of a winning team. The Knicks slow pace in conjunction with solid defense is what sets them up for home success. They allow the second fewest points per home game in the league.
✅ Wizards similarly much better at home: Much like the Knicks, the Wizards results in home games is markedly better than those on the road. The issue for the Wizards tonight is they are the road team. The Wizards are in the bottom half of the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency on the road, and the proof is in the pudding. Their low end 7-13 road record is actually better than their road winning expectation. Their average differential in road games is -7.1 points per game, so it’s fair to say expecting fairly lopsided losses from the Wizards in any road game a decent home team is reasonable.
✅ Wizards oddly awful against the East: It is no secret that the Western Conference remains the stronger of the two conferences, top to bottom. The Western Confernce in totality has over 50 more wins than the Eastern Conference. This is why it is so strange that the Wizards have a markedly better record agaisnt the West than they do against the East. The Wizards hold a 10-8 mark against Western Conference opponents while sitting at a woeful 5-19 agaisnt the East. Needless to say, the Knicks fall into the Eastern Conference category.
Betting Pick: Knicks -3
General Info about New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
The Knicks play their home games at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
The Wizards play their home games at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
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Wizards vs Knicks Predictions
Wizards vs Knicks has been played over 300 times, with the slight edge going to the Knicks on the historical split. The more recent years have been a reversal however, and it is just slightly tilted to the Wizards side. The historical split is a non-factor in this particular matchup and not even the recent history is a strong indicator of any sort. The long term history as well as the recent years splits simply do not carry any weight in this matchup.
The Knicks perhaps do not carry the better roster, but they are the team that has enjoyed more success in 2021. That is far more important than historical splits in this matchup against the Wizards.
History is just one indicator, and it is not a piece of the puzzle to look at for best predictions on Wizards vs Knicks.
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Knicks vs Wizards Against the Spread Predictions
Knicks vs Wizards against the spread predictions refer to whether the Wizards or Knicks win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. The spread is a set number of points the favorite needs to win by or the underdog needs to lose by less than to be considered a wagering winner.
For a hypothetical line, we will use the Knicks -2. This means a wager on the Knicks would require them to win by more than two points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Wizards, at +2, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by just one point to have a wager be considered a winner.
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Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Over/Under Betting
Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without needing to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game.
For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 224 points. Over/Under wagers on this Knicks vs Wizards contest would be betting over or under 224 combined points for the two teams.
There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.
Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor is a large edge when over/under wagering.
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New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Moneyline Predictions
Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play in terms of the wager.
Instead of laying or taking the points on the point spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game, and want the best Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Money Line predictions, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.
For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Knicks -2 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard neighborhood of-110 odds on an against the spread bet, the Knicks can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Wizards can be wagered on to win the game outright while gettingodds.
In our hypothetical, we expect to have to lay about -140 on the Knicks and expect to get about +115 on the Wizards.
With the all time series being played to a close enough to even split, history cannot truly help as a determining factor on a money line wager in this instance. However, history is just one piece of the puzzle and all other factors need to be considered.
The current season’s trends side with the New York Knicks while recent history sides slightly with the Washington Wizards. All of the above are helpfulindicators and should be considered in terms of a betting selection, but history should not be weighted heavily in this matchup.
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Wizards vs Knicks Odds
The NBA has the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We often see a slow release of odds and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, sometimes suddenly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff. The Knicks vs Wizards regular season matchup won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.
Live Streaming Knicks vs Wizards
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