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Are the Dubs Fade-Worthy Without Kevin Durant?

Golden State lost to the Bulls on Thursday in their first game without Kevin Durant and with the Warriors putting up just 87 points – it wasn’t pretty. They’ll get another chance to prove they can still win without the Durantula this afternoon when they head to Madison Square Garden for a matinee with the New York Knicks, whom they’ve beaten five straight times.

SHARK BITES
  • The Warriors are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games.
  • The Knicks have not posted an OVER since a game against the Thunder on February 15.
  • The Warriors’ last 4 games have all gone UNDER, their last went UNDER by 36 points.

Losing Kevin Durant for the remainder of the regular season is a major blow to the Warriors’ bid at once again claiming the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and as is evident by the last 60 minutes without him in the lineup – the Dubs are in trouble without him. Even before he went down, Golden State had a bit of trouble scoring on the road, relatively speaking, and had posted a 10-21 O/U record in away games this season.

With the trends all pointing in the direction of the total staying conservative this afternoon and with how the Dubs have played without their superstar small forward, I’ll be looking at an UNDER bet and possibly an alternate line offering a more modest total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Golden State Warriors betting line opened this morning as -8.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 220 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-99 win for the Warriors on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks bring a 25-37 record (32-30 ATS) to the battle against the 50-11 Golden State Warriors, who are 28-31-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen New York Knicks go 31-29-2 so far and the Golden State Warriors go 26-35. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Golden State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the New York Knicks rated this week at No. 15 and the Golden State Warriors sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden State Warriors rank No. 7 in the league with 44.72 per game. That compares with New York's No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA's No. 18-ranked team at 9.13 per game, while the Golden State Warriors rate No. 4 with 11.98 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stephen Curry scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Warriors to victory (they lost 94-87 to Chicago at United Center on Thursday).

New York suffered a 105-102 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, getting 21 points from Lance Thomas in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
  • Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • New York is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
  • New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Atlanta, Monday, March 6th
New York at Orlando, Monday, March 6th

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