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Knicks vs Wizards NBA Game Preview

New York KnicksWashington Wizards
3-8November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center4-8

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

Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 3-8 and 3-8 ATS so far this season, while the Wizards are at 4-8 and 6-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 6-6, while the Knicks are 6-5.

View New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Wizards as -3.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 193, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 23 and the Knicks at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-86 result in favor of the Wizards.

New York lost its last outing, a 103-96 result against the Pacers on November 20. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Knicks got a terrific 30-point performance from Carmelo Anthony but Indiana handed them a 103-96 defeat on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Wizards were a 96-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. John Wall was dynamite, scoring 37 points and adding 6 rebounds but Toronto still won, 96-88, over Washington on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 17-ranked offense (99.17 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.27 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43.38% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (41.87% on average).

A few Knicks at Wizards trends to consider:
New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
New York is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 4-13-1 SU in its last 18 games
Washington is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
New York at Portland, Monday, November 25th
Washington home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, November 26th