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Spurs hit the floor against Knicks

Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs will be looking to buck the recent NBA betting trends on Sunday afternoon as they take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The Spurs went 0-2 both SU and ATS against the Knicks last season, losing 100-83 as a 1-point road favorite when the teams met at MSG last January.

Overall San Antonio is just 4-5-1 ATS in its 10 most recent games against New York.

New York battles the Spurs, currently with a 5-1 mark (2-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Knicks and 2-4 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Knicks installed as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 196.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Spurs, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 89-87 victory for the Spurs.

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San Antonio was a 76-74 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 150 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs grabbed a 76-74 win over the Warriors on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Tony Parker at AT&T Center.

Last time out for New York, they were a 101-91 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds leading New York over Charlotte, 101-91, on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 93.8 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 93 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.02% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 46.11% per game.

A few Spurs at Knicks trends to consider:
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio at Philadelphia, Monday, November 11th
New York at Atlanta, Wednesday, November 13th

 

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