Knicks Wizards Betting Preview
With eight ATS victories over their last nine games against the Wizards, the Knicks will play Washington at home on Friday night in an NBA betting matchup at Madison Square Garden.
The Wizards, who have won just once in 13 games so far this season, are also 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS over their past 10 games against the Knicks since early 2010. Two of the last three Knicks/Wizards matchups have been UNDER results on the totals.
New York will face the 1-12 Wizards, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 6-7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 6-7 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-89 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 14 at 96.9 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 40% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 97.2 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Washington was an 84-82 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (166) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wizards grabbed an 84-82 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Jordan Crawford at Verizon Center.
New York was a 102-88 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Knicks got a 29-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past Milwaukee 102-88 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Wizards at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against New York
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 Washington
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games at home
Washington home to Miami, Tuesday, December 4
New York home to Phoenix, Sunday, December 2