Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards 4/2/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards 4/2/23
Sun 2nd April 2023

The New York Knicks (45-33, 22-17 Home), one of the league’s top shooting defenses, play host to the Washington Wizards (34-43, 16-23 Away) on Sunday. Washington dropped their last game against the Orlando Magic 116-109 at Capital One Arena on Friday.

With 27 points, Corey Kispert was the scoring leader in the loss. Delon Wright added 21 points and nine rebounds. The Wizards are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference.

New York won their third in a row on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 130-116. Jalen Brunson had 48 points and nine assists, carrying the team. The Knicks are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. Washington will be looking to even the season series after triumphing in only one of the three earlier meetings. New York won the last showdown 115-109 at Capital One Arena on February 24. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 46 points. Kristaps Porzingis had 23 points in the loss.

The Wizards have been led this season by Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, who are averaging 23.2 and 21.2 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has grabbed 8.4 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.3 assists per game. Randle (25.1 ppg) and Brunson (24.0) have been the primary providers of the Knicks’ offense.

Randle also has pulled down 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the NBA, while Brunson has doled out 6.2 assists per game. Foes are shooting 46.0% from the field against the Knicks, ranking as one of the stingiest FG% defenses in the league (3rd).

The Wizards have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Madison Square Garden, winning six. Washington has dropped four in a row on the road this season.

Washington is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -4.6 (111.7-116.3). New York has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 117.4 points per game on average while allowing 113.2 (+4.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 31.0 | 18.4 | +12.6
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 19.2 | 10.6 | +8.6
Rebounds per game:
Deni Avdija: 8.8 | 6.5 | +2.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Quentin Grimes: 28.8 | 15.7 | +13.1
Julius Randle: 27.0 | 39.2 | -12.2
Points per game:
Quentin Grimes: 19.6 | 10.4 | +9.2
Julius Randle: 16.8 | 25.1 | -8.4
Rebounds per game:
Julius Randle: 6.0 | 10.0 | -4.0

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NY Knicks -12.5 (-105)

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