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Wizards are a Terrible Play in Second Half of Back-to-Backs

Drama and the New York Knicks seem to go together like peanut butter and jam, but Carmelo Anthony and company were able to pull out a big win against the division rival Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The Knicks will look to make it two in a row when they do battle with the Washington Wizards tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Shark Bites
  • The Wizards are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Wizards are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games with no days off between games.
  • The Knicks are 1-5 SU in their last six games at home.

Washington topped Memphis 104-101 on Wednesday for its 13th consecutive home win, but the trends aren’t pointing to the Wizards in this one. They are a brutal 4-13 SU on the road and are just 1-7 SU in the second game of back-to-back sets.

The victory over Boston was the Knicks’ third in 14 games and they were able to do it without frontcourt anchors Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. Both players are scheduled to undergo MRI exams today and likely won’t be available tonight.

Since returning from his mysterious one-game absence, Derrick Rose has been on fire. The Knicks point guard matched his season best of 30 points vs Boston and is averaging 21.6 over five games since returning to the club.

Washington has a fantastic record in this series. The Wizards have won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the Eastern Conference foes.

Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York battles the Washington Wizards, currently with a 22-19 mark (22-19 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 22-20-1 for the New York Knicks and 25-16 for the Washington Wizards. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

This game pits the New York Knicks, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Washington Wizards, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 3-rated NBA squad against Washington's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 17 in the league with 9.16 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 8.39 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

John Wall scored 25 points and chipped in with 13 assists for Washington on Wednesday, leading the Wizards to a 104-101 victory over Memphis at Verizon Center.

The Knicks got a 30-point performance from Derrick Rose, who added 30 rebounds as New York ran past Boston 117-106 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

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