Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday April 3rd, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (14-61) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from “THE BIG APPLE” to the “BELTWAY”. New York will play the (42-33) Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. This Sports Handicapper believes the New York Knicks are going to get the most amount of balls in the 2015 NBA draft lottery. Washington is going to make some noise in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The opening betting line has Washington as a fourteen and a half-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 192 for Friday’s game.
The 2015 New York Knicks have lost nine of ten straight up. The Knicks lost at home to Brooklyn 100-98 on April 1. The Knicks have the worst record in the NBA. The Knicks rank 29 out of thirty teams in the league on offense. New York allows the opposition 101.4 points per contest. Center Andrea Bargnani is the team’s leading scorer. General Manager Phil Jackson and Head Coach Derek Fisher are going to have to explore options after the season. The priority is getting a high draft pick. The Knicks return to Madison Square Garden for a homestand after the trip to the “NATIONS CAPITAL”. The Knicks are 1-5 the last six meetings between the teams. The New York Knicks are 3-7 their last ten NBA Expert Point Spread Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The New York Knicks have to make open shots and play defense to get a win on Friday. The Knicks have too many injuries to compete. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore does not have any odds on New York win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Washington Wizards have won two of their last three after losing four in a row straight up. Washington beat Philadelphia 106-93 on March 1st. The Wizards are second in the Southeast, fourteen games out of the lead. The Wizards play their next two on the road in Memphis and in “THE CIY OF BROTHERLY LOVE”. Washington average 98.4 points per game on offense. The defense ranks ninth in the NBA. Point Guard John Wall is the leader in scoring, assists, and steals. Center Marcin Gortat grabs a team-high 8.7 rebounds per contest; Gortat also leads the team in shot blocks. Washington is 0-5 Against The Spread in their last five games playing on one day’s rest. The Washington Wizards are 4-2 ATS their last six at home, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total once. Guard Garrett Temple is questionable Friday with a lingering hamstring problem. The Wizards should win going away and are getting ready for the playoffs. Bovada has the Washington Wizards at 40/1 to win the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.