Knicks host Wizards in basketball action
Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Odds
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.
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.
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
Washington home to Miami, Wednesday, April 10
New York at Chicago, Thursday, April 11