The New York Knicks (25-20) host the Washington Wizards (18-26) at Madison Square Garden, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The Wizards are 5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 224 point total.
How to bet Knicks vs. Wizards
New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -207 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +172 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224 points.
Knicks vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Wizards Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Knicks are 24-20-1 this year. New York has won 16, or 66.7%, of the 24 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Knicks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 23 times in 44 opportunities (52.3%).
Against the spread, the Wizards are 18-25-1 this year. Washington has gone 10-19 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 34.5% of those games). The Wizards have hit the over 50% of the time this year (22 of 44 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Wizards: Bradley Beal: Questionable (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
This year, New York is posting 114.3 points per game (14th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 111.3 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Knicks are putting up 115.5 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 113 points per contest. The Knicks have seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 113 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.3 points fewer than the 114.3 they’ve scored this season.
New York is making 11.8 treys per game (16th-ranked in league). It sports a 33.8% shooting percentage (25th-ranked) from three-point land. Of the shots taken by the Knicks in 2022-23, 61.3% of them have been two-pointers (71.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 38.7% have been from beyond three-point land (28.8%).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Washington is 25th in the NBA in points scored (111.8 per game) and 16th in points allowed (113.4). The Wizards score 112.1 points per game at home, and 111.6 on the road. The Wizards have performed better offensively in their previous 10 games, scoring 114.1 points per contest, 2.3 more than their season average of 111.8.
Washington makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 25th and 21st, respectively, in the NBA. The Wizards attempt 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.1% of the Wizards’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.9% are 2-pointers.
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