On Friday night, the Washington Wizards will face the New York Knicks in a game that will continue both teams’ drive for the playoffs. The Wizards and Knicks have overcome slow starts to enter the All-Star break in the playoff race. As a result, we can expect a high-intensity game with both teams looking to secure a postseason spot.
The Knicks’ starting center Mitchell Robinson might return after missing 14 games due to a right thumb injury. He has resumed full contact exercises, and his presence could boost the Knicks’ defense. However, Nerlens Noel, who has been filling in for Robinson, has been performing well defensively, so his absence might not affect the Knicks too much.
On the Wizards’ side, they don’t have any significant injuries to report. Bradley Beal, who missed two games due to a sore left foot, is back and averaging 27.2 points in his past five games. Beal will be looking to continue his impressive scoring run and lead his team to victory.
Both teams are playing well and have something to prove. However, we believe that the Wizards have the edge in this matchup. They have been playing better than the Knicks lately, with a 10-4 record since their last meeting in January. Additionally, Bradley Beal is in excellent form and is currently averaging 31.9 points per game over his previous seven games.
We recommend betting on the Wizards for the moneyline. They have a better record and have been playing more consistently than the Knicks.
Against The Spread
The Wizards are also the better option for against the spread betting. We predict that they will win by at least five points.
We predict the final score will be 115-110 in favor of the Wizards. This means the total points scored will be 225, above the Over/Under line of 220.5. Therefore, we recommend betting on the Over for this game.
The Wizards and Knicks are in the thick of the playoff race and will be looking to secure a win on Friday night. Although the Knicks have been playing well, the Wizards have the edge in this matchup.
We recommend betting on the Wizards for the moneyline and against the spread. Additionally, we predict the final score will be 115-110 in favor of the Wizards, so we recommend betting on the Over for this game.
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