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Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
16 min read
  • After losing five games in a row, the Washington Wizards are looking to break their streak.
  • The New York Knicks sit 12th in the East, five games back from Play-In position.
  • The Wizards won their first meeting with the Knicks this season.

Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Odds

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Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Predictions and Picks

The New York Knicks continue to fight their way back up to a Play-In position in the Eastern Conference. Washington have been outclassed in their last five games, and their defence doesn’t look particularly reliable.

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Head-to-Head: Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks

Washington Wizards
Head-to-Head New York Knicks
Wes Unseld Head Coach Tom Thibodeau
29-39 (11th in East) Standing 29-40 (12th in East)
L-L-L-L Form W-L-L-W
110.9 (20th of 30) Off Rtg 109.8 (23rd of 30)
114.2 (25th of 30) Def Rtg 110.4 (12th of 30)
96.8 (23rd of 30) Pace 96.2 (26th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

B. Beal (23.2) PPG J. Randle (20.4)
K. Kuzma (8.6) RPG J. Randle (9.9)
B. Beal (6.6) APG J. Randle (5.2)
K. Caldwell-Pope (1.1) SPG N. Noel (1.2)
D. Gafford (1.5) BPG M. Robinson (1.8)
D. Gafford (.684)/B. Beal (8.7) FG%/FGM M. Robinson (.771)/J. Randle (7.2)
A. Gill (.600)/K. Caldwell-Pope (2.1) 3P%/3PM D. Rose (.402)/E. Fournier (3.0)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards 8 Feb 2022 Out (Wrist) Beal underwent season ending surgery on his right wrist.
Derrick Rose New York Knicks 25 Feb 2022 Out (Knee) Rose underwent a minor procedure on his right ankle. There is no timetable for his return.
Quentin Grimes New York Knicks 26 Feb 2022 Out (Ankle) Grimes will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Cam Reddish New York Knicks 10 Mar 2022 Out (Shoulder) Reddish will miss the rest of the season with an AC joint injury.
Nerlens Noel New York Knicks 13 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Foot) Noel was OUT for New York’s Sunday (Mar 13) game.

How can the Wizards beat the Knicks?

The Washington Wizards are still in the running for the playoffs, but they’re up against some impressive challengers in the New York Knicks. Successful when they can mix it up in the paint as much as the perimeter, the Wizards’ challenge will come on the glass.

Fourth in the league in rebounds per game with 46.4, while also ranking fourth in offensive rebounds per game at 11.4, the Knicks will be difficult for the Wizards to control. However, the Wizards outrebound their opponents by 2.8 in victories.

Sporting one of the bigger lineups in the league, you can’t say that the Wizards don’t have the size to compete with the Knicks on the glass. However, it’ll be a matter of mindset if they hope to outrebound the aggressive Knicks.

Wizards Key Player: (F-C) Kristaps Porzingis

Still settling in with the Washington Wizards, Kristaps Porzingis has been in decent form since joining his new team. In just five games, Porzingis has shown flashes of what could be a great future for the Wizards.

Porzingis has averaged 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in five games with Washington. His shooting hasn’t been very steady, going just 48.4% fro the field and 31.6% from three-point range.

Washington’s size issues are potentially solved with Porzingis, and his stretch abilities should give the Knicks some problems. If Porzingis can find consistency from range, the New York Knicks will be in a lot of trouble.

How can the Knicks beat the Wizards?

The New York Knicks are trying to work their way back into Play-In position. Looking to create a win streak of their own, New York will need to find their offensive form early to find victory.

In their last game, a win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Knicks were able to be incredibly efficient with their offence. As a team the Knicks shot 50% from the field and 16 of 38 from the field.

Ball movement will be key to New York finding a win, as they assisted on 31 of 40 field goals in their last game. If they don’t fall into one-on-one play, New York have a great chance at victory.

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Knicks Key Player: (G) RJ Barrett

Third-year star RJ Barrett has done an excellent job of leading the Knicks, despite some youthful inconsistencies. In the Knicks’ blowout of the Trail Blazers in their last game, Barrett starred.

The Canadian international led the Knicks in minutes in their last game at just over 40. Barrett posted an impressive line of 31 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. His efficiency and shooting were notable, going 10 of 20 from the field and 5 of 11 from three-point range.

Barrett was unavailable in New York’s last game against the Wizards, so he’ll be able to offer some new looks for the Wizards defence. If his shooting is on point, Washington’s defence shouldn’t have a chance.

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Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Information
Who Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks
Where Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
When 7:30 PM EST, March 18th, 2022
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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