Knicks vs. Wizards Prediction

NBA Predictions: Knicks receiving too many points vs. Wizards? 1/31/17

Are the Knicks receiving too many points from oddsmakers tonight versus the Wizards? Tip-off is set for 7:00PM ET.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Wizards are now 8-point home favorites versus the Knicks after opening as an 8.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 220.5 but has been bet down to 216.5.

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The Knicks have lost six of their last 10 games but covered the spread in six of those 10 contests. The team is coming off a 142-139 loss in quadruple overtime at Atlanta on Sunday. Joakim Noah hauled in 14 rebounds to go along with six points, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one turnover in the loss. Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go along with five rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two turnovers in 30 minutes. Carmelo Anthony, the subject of trade rumors, posted a season-high 45 points.

The Wizards pushed their winning streak to four games with a 107-94 win over the Pelicans as a 1-point road favorite at New Orleans. John Wall recorded 18 points with a season-high 19 assists in the win, while Bradley Beal scored 27 points on 11-of-16 shots, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

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OUR PREDICTION: The road team is 8-2-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two squads, while the Knicks are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. They're also 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off a loss and have covered in nine of their last 11 games versus Southeast opponents.




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