So far so good for the New York Knicks. With Amar’e Stoudemire out, Carmelo Anthony has emerged as the team’s leader with 30 points per game and great play in the defensive zone in blowout wins at home over the Heat and 76ers. Can the Knicks keep up their dominant play on the road?
They’ll find out Monday night when they visit the 76ers, who will be looking for revenge after Sunday’s blowout loss. With the win and cover over Philadelphia on Sunday, New York moved to 8-3 SU and 9-2 ATS over its last 11 games against the 76ers.
The San Antonio Spurs are off to the league’s best start with a 3-0 SU and 1-1-1 ATS record and will look to remain undefeated hosting the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Indiana is off to a solid 2-1 SU start, but will be an underdog for the first time this season when they face San Antonio.
San Antonio’s 2-0 SU and 1-0-1 ATS start at home brings the Spurs’ record to 18-2 SU and 15-3-2 ATS over their last 20 home games. Dating back to 2003, San Antonio has won 10 straight home games over Indiana and is 7-3 ATS over that stretch, including a 112-103 win last season.
The Orlando Magic no longer have Dwight Howard and the Chicago Bulls have Derrick Rose out of the lineup with an injury, but both are off to strong SU starts as Orlando is 2-0 SU and ATS and Chicago is 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS. The Magic erased a 15-point deficit to beat Phoenix 115-94 on Sunday. Orlando faces its first road test of the season on Tuesday night in Chicago.
Over the last two years this series has favored Chicago with the Bulls owning a 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS record over the last six meetings between these two teams. The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last nine games between Orlando and Chicago. Chicago is 8-3 SU and 7-4 ATS over its last 11 home games but is off to an 0-2 ATS start this season.