West Ham's battle to avoid relegation continues on Wednesday when the Hammers host Newcastle United at London Stadium. West Ham, which have finished in the top seven in the Premier League standings the last two seasons, enter the match in 15th-place in the table with 27 points. They are equal on points with 18th-place Bournemouth but own a better goal differential (-9 to -30). Meanwhile, Newcastle are locked in a fight for a top-four spot. The Magpies currently sit third in the standings with 50 points, so this match is extremely important for both sides.
Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Newcastle as the +114 favorite (risk $100 to win $114) in the latest Newcastle vs. West Ham odds, with West Ham the +250 underdogs. A draw is priced at +225 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your West Ham vs. Newcastle picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. He is 70-76-2 (+3.05 units) on his SportsLine soccer picks in 2023.
Now, Green has broken down Newcastle vs. West Ham from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for West Ham vs. Newcastle:
- Newcastle vs. West Ham spread: Newcastle -0.5 (+110), West Ham +0.5 (-140)
- Newcastle vs. West Ham over/under: 2.5 goals
- Newcastle vs. West Ham money line: Newcastle +114, West Ham +250, Draw +225
- NEW: The Magpies lead the Premier League in goals conceded (19)
- WHU: Midfielder Declan Rice leads team in assists (four)
- Newcastle vs. West Ham picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Newcastle United
Callum Wilson has feasted against West Ham over his career. The 31-year-old striker has scored more Premier League goals (10) against the Hammers than he has against any other opponent. When these teams met on Feb. 4, Wilson scored Newcastle's only goal in a 1-1 draw.
In addition, the Magpies have had success going on the road to London this season. Newcastle have not lost any of their four Premier League trips to London this season (two wins and two draws). That includes a scoreless draw against top-of-the-table Arsenal on Jan. 3.
Why you should back West Ham
Declan Rice has become one of the best players in the Premier League. The 24-year-old midfielder earned the captain's armband for the Hammers this season and has two goals and four assists in 27 Premier League games. Because of his play in recent seasons, Rice reportedly will draw interest from Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool in the upcoming summer transfer window.
In addition, West Ham will be highly motivated entering the match. The Hammers are fighting to avoid relegation with just 27 points on the season. They cannot afford a slip-up with less than two months remaining in the season.
How to make Newcastle vs. West Ham picks
Green has broken down the Premier League match from every angle. He is picking Under on the goal total and has locked in two other best bets, both of which would pay plus-money. You can only see his Premier League picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So who wins Newcastle vs. West Ham on Wednesday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in West Ham vs. Newcastle have all the value, all from the European soccer expert who is 70-76-2 (+3.05 units) on his SportsLine soccer picks in 2023, and find out.