Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Christmas Day Thursday December 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (19-8) Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division will make the trip from the Nations Capital to the Big Apple to take on the (5-25) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Wizards have overtaken the Miami Heat as the best team in the division. The New York Knicks have one of the highest payroll but one of the worst teams in the league. The betting line has Washington as a 5-point road favorite Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is at 192 for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 Washington Wizards have lost two in a row both at home, the latest a 99-91 defeat at the hands of Chicago on December 23rd. Washington is scoring at the league average of 100.4 Points per game. Washington is 4-0 Against The Point Spread the last four between the teams and 0-4 ATS their last four away from home. Washington is only 3-7 Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total three times, under six and have a push on NBA Expert Betting Predictions this season. The key to a Washington win is how well they shoot the ball. Point guard John Wall can push the ball up the court with the best in the business. Washington is at their best when scoring near their average.
The 2014-15 New York Knicks have lost five in a row and nine of ten straight up. The betting odds under is 8-1 the Knicks last nine at the Garden. New York is 5-1 ATS their last six on 3 or more day’s rest. New York is 10-3 Against The Point Spread their last thirteen at home vs. Washington. New York is 2-2 ATS their last four at home, going over the betting odds total once and staying under three times. New York has injuries to some key players, and they have to rally together on Christmas day to get a much needed win.
Free Pick: Washington-5′.