Knicks vs Wizards: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 25, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 25, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

Julius Randle leads the New York Knicks (22-22) into a matchup with the Washington Wizards (15-27) after scoring 37 points in a 131-113 win over the Wizards. The Knicks are 2.5-point favorites in the matchup on Thursday, March 25, 2021, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. The over/under for the matchup is set at 227.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 25, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Knicks vs Wizards Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 25

Knicks:
Austin Rivers: Day To Day (Personal)

Wizards:
Davis Bertans: Out (Calf),
Ish Smith: Out (Quad),
Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Knicks (-2.5)
Total Pick Under (227)
Prediction Knicks 115, Wizards 107

The Knicks are the bet in this game. They’re favored by 5.7 more points in the model than DraftKings (8.2 to 2.5).

The model projects a total 4.3 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 44 23.3 10.9 5.9 0.9 0.2 2.0
RJ Barrett 44 17.3 6.0 3.0 0.7 0.3 1.1
Derrick Rose 25 13.5 2.2 4.5 1.2 0.4 0.9
Immanuel Quickley 39 12.7 2.2 2.3 0.5 0.2 1.9
Alec Burks 32 12.6 4.3 2.2 0.8 0.3 1.9

Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 39 31.8 5.1 4.6 1.3 0.4 2.2
Russell Westbrook 35 21.7 9.5 10.3 1.3 0.3 1.3
Thomas Bryant 10 14.3 6.1 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.9
Rui Hachimura 35 13.4 5.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.9
Davis Bertans 35 10.8 2.9 0.9 0.6 0.2 2.8

Shooting Trends

  • The Knicks are shooting 45.4% from the field this season, 2.3 percentage points lower than the 47.7% the Wizards allow to opponents.
  • New York has a 15-3 record against the spread and a 15-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 47.7% from the field.
  • Washington has an 8-6 record against the spread and a 7-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 45.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Wizards are shooting 46.5% from the field, 2.2% higher than the 44.3% the Knicks’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Washington has a 17-12 record against the spread and an 11-18 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 44.3% from the field.
  • When New York’s opponents shoot higher than 46.5% from the field, it is 19-8 against the spread and 17-10 overall.
  • The Knicks shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc, 0.9% lower than the 38.6% the Wizards allow to opponents.
  • New York has put together a 16-4 record against the spread and a 15-5 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 38.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Washington is 14-8 against the spread and 10-12 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37.7% from deep.
  • The Wizards’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.5%) is -0.9 percentage points lower than opponents of the Knicks are averaging (33.6%).
  • Washington has a 14-9 ATS record and is 10-13 straight-up when the team makes more than 33.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • New York has a 16-8 ATS record and a 16-8 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 34.5% of its three-point shots.
  • The Knicks make 10.8 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.1 fewer made shots on average than the 10.9 per game the Wizards give up.
  • When Washington makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall. When New York is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 11-14 ATS and 8-17 straight up.
  • The Knicks rank 26th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Wizards allow the 23rd-fewest made threes in the league.

Knicks vs Wizards Stat Rankings

Knicks Rank Knicks AVG Wizards AVG Wizards Rank
28th 105.3 Points Scored 114.9 8th
1st 105 Points Allowed 120.2 30th
6th 45.9 Rebounds 43.6 14th
9th 10.4 Off. Rebounds 9.2 20th
26th 10.8 3pt Made 10.9 24th
29th 21 Assists 24.9 15th
8th 12.7 Turnovers 14.1 23rd

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