New York favored by 5 against Washington on Wednesday
New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Odds
The Wizards hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Knicks pay a visit to Verizon Center in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards currently sports a record of 12-35, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-17-1 ATS. The Knicks are 31-15 and 26-20 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 19-27-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 22-22-2 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 192 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Wizards and the No. 11-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-91 win for the Knicks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 9-rated squad against New York's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 19 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 11.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.7 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 99-85 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit was scorched by Carmelo Anthony for 27 points as the Knicks defated the Pistons 99-85 in NBA action on Monday.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 98-90 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Wizards covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Wizards grabbed a 98-90 win over the Clippers on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Martell Webster at Verizon Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 0-10
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
A few Knicks at Wizards trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against New York
New York at Minnesota, Friday, February 8
Washington home to Brooklyn, Friday, February 8