Knicks vs Wizards odds, injuries: Can we make it to Christmas?

The New York Knicks will host the Washington Wizards before taking off for the holidays. A look at the odds and injuries for this game on Monday, Dec. 23.

In a rare instance, the New York Knicks will not play on Christmas Day. That makes Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards their last for 72 hours, with more prominent teams taking the main stage during the holidays.

The Knicks are coming off a brutal back-to-back stretch of games, featuring blowout losses to the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, two of the NBA’s top teams. They had no answers for almost anything, and it was similar to previous matchups against teams a few tiers higher in the league.

That leads to this potentially easier matchup on Monday, facing the Wizards at home. Washington is one of the game’s top offensive units, but they struggle mightily at the other end of the court. A big night of points may be ahead, so are a few Knicks primed for their biggest scoring nights of the season?

Wayne Ellington has not played since Dec. 5 due to an Achilles injury, with his status remaining unknown for this game. Reggie Bullock is nearing a return to the court, as well, from fusion surgery.

Knicks odds against Wizards

Favorite: -3.5 Knicks/+3.5 Wizards
Over/under: 231
Moneyline: -164 Knicks/+140 Wizards

Odds courtesy of The Action Network. Displayed odds current as of Monday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Despite consecutive losses by double digits, the Knicks are actually favored to win this game. The Wizards have their own issues, too, and the spread is not large, but it still has New York in position. The last time they were favored, it resulted in a blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks.

How to watch

A look at the game information between the Knicks and Wizards is below, including the start time, TV info and alternate way to watch this matchup:

Date: Monday, Dec. 23
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Manhattan, NY
Venue: Madison Square Garden
TV info: MSG, NSWA
Other: has streaming options

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This game is available to watch on MSG and NSWA in the New York and Washington, D.C. areas, respectively. Otherwise, viewers can enjoy the action on Fubo and NBA League Pass. Price packages apply so see which one best suits your interests.

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