Knicks vs. Wizards prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 18 best bets from model on 78-48 run

The Washington Wizards (29-39) and the New York Knicks (29-40) square off in a battle on Friday evening. New York snapped its two-game losing streak on Wednesday, with a 128-98 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On the other side, Washington is currently in a slump, dropping five straight, including a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Nerlens Noel (foot) and Cam Reddish (shoulder) are listed as out, while Quentin Grimes (knee) is questionable.

Tip-off is at 7:30 pm ET from Madison Square Garden. New York is favored by six points in the latest Wizards vs. Knicks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 225.5. Before locking in any Wizards vs. Knicks picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $ 10,000 in profit for $ 100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 21 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 78-48 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $ 2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Wizards and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Wizards spread: Knicks -6
  • Knicks vs. Wizards over-under: 225.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Wizards money line: Washington +205, New York -250
  • WAS: Over is 5-0 in Wizards’ last 5 games following an ATS loss
  • NYK: Knicks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall

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Why the Knicks can cover

Forward RJ Barrett has been a consistent offensive playmaker for the Knicks. During the month of March, Barrett is averaging 24.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. Over his past 10 games, the Duke product has scored at least 29 points in four of those matchups. The 2019 third-overall pick is fearless when attacking the basket and in his last contest, Barrett dropped 31 points, four rebounds, five assists, and also went 5-for-11 from downtown.

Guard Evan Fournier provides New York with a reliable threat on the perimeter. Fournier is putting up 14.4 points while shooting 39 percent from 3-point land. The 2012 first-round pick has made at least four 3-pointers in 28 games thus far. On Mar. 13 against the Brooklyn Nets, Fournier had 25 points, five assists, and shot 5-for-8 from three.

Why the Wizards can cover

Forward Kyle Kuzma averages 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. With more opportunities in Washington, Kuzma has taken advantage with career-highs in rebounds, assists and blocks. He’s logged 24 double-doubles on the year and Kuzma had a monster performance on Feb. 26 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He tallied 34 points, 13 rebounds, and went 8-for-11 from three.

Newly acquired center Kristaps Porzingis provides the Wizards with another scoring option. Since arriving, Porzingis has scored at least 19 points in three of his five games in Washington. The 2015 fourth-overall pick has incredible length that can cause problems for opposing players and he’s recorded at least two blocks in five of his last 10 games. On Mar. 14 against the Golden State Warriors, Porzingis had 25 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

How to make Knicks vs. Wizards picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 226 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Wizards vs. Knicks? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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