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New York KnicksWashington Wizards
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Odds

10-15TEAM RECORD5-20

The visiting Knicks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 8-17 ATS. New York is 7-18 on the totals; Washington is 11-14.

View New York vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Wizards sat as 2-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 23 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 95-85.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 23-rated squad against New York's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 26 in the league with 4.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 6.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 92.8 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in home scoring.

New York won its last outing, a 99-88 result against the Jazz on February 6. The Knicks covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jeremy Lin went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds leading New York over Utah, 99-88, on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

The Wizards were a 111-108 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington got 31 points from John Wall en route to a 111-108 victory over Toronto on Monday at Verizon Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Knicks at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games on the road
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
New York home to LA Lakers, Friday, February 10
Washington home to Miami, Friday, February 10

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