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Knicks host Wizards in basketball action

Washington WizardsNew York Knicks
April 9, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Odds

29-48TEAM RECORD50-26

The Knicks will be trying to slam the Wizards on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks are 50-26 so far on the season, and 42-33-1 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 29-48 and 45-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 37-37-2 and the Wizards go 30-46-1 on the totals.

View Washington vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Knicks as 11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Knicks and the No. 14-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-94 result in favor of the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 99.8 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.2 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.5 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was a 107-96 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Wizards endured a 107-96 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from John Wall at TD Garden.

Last time out for New York, they were a 125-120 winner as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 245 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony poured in 36 points for New York on Sunday, as they defeated Oklahoma City 125-120 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

A few Wizards at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against New York
Washington is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing New York
Washington is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
New York is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Miami, Wednesday, April 10
New York at Chicago, Thursday, April 11