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Jan 6, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Odds

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New York pays a visit to Washington on Friday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 1-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 1-5 ATS. New York is 3-3 on the totals; Washington is 1-5.

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Betting Line:
The Knicks are listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Knicks taking on the No. 29-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-81 win for the Knicks on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 26-rated squad against New York's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 28 in the league with 3.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

The Knicks were a 118-110 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony chucked in 32 points for New York on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 118-110 at Madison Square Garden.

The Wizards were a 103-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards got 17 points from Nick Young, but it was Orlando that prevailed in a 103-85 final on Wednesday at Amway Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Knicks at Wizards trends to consider:
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 on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York's last 15 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York at Detroit, Saturday, January 7
Washington home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 8

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