14 Jan

2024 NBA picks, Jan. 6 best bets by proven model

The Washington Wizards (6-28) host the New York Knicks (20-15) in an Eastern Conference matchup Saturday evening. This will be the second matchup of the regular season between these teams. On Nov. 17, the Knicks defeated Washington 120-99, marking their third straight win over the Wizards. The Knicks lead the all-time series 180-136.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. New York is a 9.5-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Wizards odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 238.5. Before making any Wizards vs. Knicks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer 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 five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 106-59 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, returning well over $4,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Wizards and just locked in its picks and NBA 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: New York -9.5
Knicks vs. Wizards over/under: 238.5 points
Knicks vs. Wizards money line: New York -402, Washington +313
NYK: The Knicks have hit the team total Over in 55 of last 87 games
WAS: The Wizards are 16-18 ATS this season
Knicks vs. Wizards picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Knicks can cover
Forward Julius Randle continues to be an aggressive scorer and rebounder. The 29-year-old averages 23.9 points, 9.4 boards and 4.7 assists per game. He is tied for 12th in the NBA in double-doubles (16). He’s scored 35-plus points in consecutive games. On Jan. 3, Randle had 35 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Guard Donte DiVincenzo provides New York with an energetic presence off the bench. DiVincenzo is a smart defender who owns a great feel for the game. The Villanova product averages 10.7 points and three rebounds per game. He’s scored double figures points in five of his last six games. On Dec. 30 against the Indiana Pacers, DiVincenzo dropped a career-high 38 points and four steals. See which team to pick here.

Why the Wizards can cover
Forward Kyle Kuzma is the team’s top scorer. He has a knack for scoring in a variety of different ways and has great instincts as a rebounder. The Utah product is averaging a career-high 22.4 points with 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. On Christmas Eve versus the Atlanta Hawks, Kuzma totaled 38 points, eight boards and five assists.

Guard Tyus Jones has been a solid addition to the backcourt. The Duke product leads the team in assists (5.4) and steals (1.2) with 12.6 points per game. In the Dec. 26 Orlando Magic contest, Jones racked up 22 points, six boards and six assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Wizards vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 242 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

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