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Knicks vs Wizards Preview

Washington WizardsNew York Knicks
39-36April 04, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden33-43

Washington travels to New York on Friday, hoping to boost its 39-36 mark with a victory over the Knicks.

New York battles the Wizards, currently with a 39-36 mark (37-36-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 43-33 for the Knicks and 40-34-1 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Knicks as -5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 196.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-91 victory for the Wizards.

New York won its last outing, a 110-81 result against the Nets on April 2. The Knicks covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Brooklyn out of the gym and running up a 110-81 score at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.58 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 13 at 99.99 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.94% so far, less than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 45.68% per game.

A few Wizards at Knicks trends to consider:
Washington is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Chicago, Saturday, April 5th
New York at Miami, Sunday, April 6th