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Wizards visit Knicks in hoops battle

Washington WizardsNew York Knicks
9-13December 16, 2013, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden7-16

Washington travels to New York on Monday, hoping to boost its 9-13 mark with a victory over the Knicks.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks currently sport a record of 7-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-15 ATS. The Wizards are 9-13 and 11-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 11-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 12-10 against the number.

View Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as a -3.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 193.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Wizards taking on the No. 18-rated Knicks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-87 win for the Wizards on Monday.

The Wizards were a 113-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington got 24 points and 12 assists from John Wall in a losing cause in a 113-97 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday at Verizon Center.

New York was a 111-106 winner in its last match at home against the Hawks. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 217 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Carmelo Anthony went off for 35 points and added 6 rebounds leading New York to a 111-106 win over Atlanta on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 19 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.57 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 10 with 8.27 per contest.

Next up:
Washington at New Jersey, Wednesday, December 18th
New York at Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 18th