Washington vs New York: prediction for the NBA preseason match
Washington lost the first preseason match. Four days ago Wizards were beaten by Houston (119:125). Many key players missed this game, so it surely affected the performance of capital club. Bradley Beal and Aaron Holiday were best players for Wizards in this game. This duo scored 35 points, tallied three rebounds and eight assists combined.
Washington will play the match against Knicks without Rui Hachimura and Cassius Winston. It is uncertain, whether Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Avdija will play.
New York Knicks
New York put up a great performance in the first preseason game. Ten days agon Knicks destroyed Indiana at home (125:104). Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett left no chance to the Pacers. This duo scored 37 points and collected 12 rebounds combined, which helped Knicks a lot in this match.
We should note that Julius Randle won't play in the next match. Now Kemba Walker will probably get more chances to prove himself. In the previous match he scored only 12 points. He probably just needs some time to find communication with his new partners.
In 3 out of 4 most recent home matches Wizards scored at least 113 points
In each of three most recent away matches New York scored no more than 113 points
New York will have less chances for a victory without Julius Randle. He was the best player of his team in the previous match. Walker is not in his best form now, so this time it will be tough for Tom Thibodeau's men.
We think that Wizards will get advantage out of visitors' problems and will record a victory.
Our prediction - Washington to win
Prediction: Washington to win
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In previous matches teams put up a high-scoring performance. But Randle's absence will affect the Knicks' offensive performance. It will be hard to beat the total of 227,5 points.
Our second bet is on total under 227,5 points