Washington Wizards at New York Knicks 3/18/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/18/2022 at 9:39 AM ET

The World’s Most Famous Arena will play host to a Friday night NBA clash between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. The Wizards (29-39) are looking to snap a five-game losing streak and trail Atlanta by 4.5 games for tenth place in the East. On Wednesday, Washington trailed by 19 points at halftime and could never recover during a 127-109 home loss versus Denver.

Deni Avdija led five Washington players in double figures with 19 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Kristaps Porzingis added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Wizards.

The New York Knicks are five games below .500 at home and are running out of time to make a postseason push. On Wednesday, New York took advantage of a depleted Portland roster to earn a 128-98 home victory. The Knicks (29-40) connected on 16-for-38 from the three-point line and shot 50 percent overall.

New York G/F R.J. Barrett tallied a game-high 31 points on 10-for-20 shooting and dished out five assists. Julius Randle contributed 20 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists for the Knicks.

New York G/F Cam Reddish suffered a separated shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season. The Knicks are the better defensive team and hold an edge on the glass. Take New York to cover at home. Final Score Prediction, New York Knicks win 117-107.

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