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New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Odds
Washington looks to cover the Wizards-Knicks pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 18-38 mark when they host New York in NBA action.
The Wizards bring a 18-38 record (35-20-1 ATS) to the battle against the 34-20 Knicks, who are 26-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 21-34-1 so far and the Knicks go 27-25-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Wizards) and the No. 12 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-93 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 29-ranked offense (92 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.5 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 109-105 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony poured in 35 points for New York on Wednesday, as they defeated Golden State 109-105 at Madison Square Garden.
In their last action, Washington was a 96-95 loser at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wizards got 22 points from Trevor Ariza, but it was Detroit that prevailed in a 96-95 final on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Philadelphia are 0-10
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Knicks at Wizards trends to consider:
New York is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
New York home to Miami, Sunday, March 3
Washington home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 3