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Betting on the Spurs-Knicks Game? Monitor Status of Star Players

Another Saturday night and another huge opening spread for a Spurs game. These contests have become extremely problematic for bettors in the last few seasons with Gregg Popovich electing to rest star players in games he knows he can win without them. With the status of players like Kawhi Leonard and LeMarcus Aldridge up in the air tonight, you may have to take a gamble on the Knicks’ points or simply wait until starting lineups are announced and the line is subsequently adjusted.

SHARK BITES
  • The Knicks are 0-6 SU and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The Spurs are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games after consecutive wins.
  • The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against teams with winning records.

With the line for tonight’s game sitting at 15.5 points, as of Saturday afternoon, I lean toward taking a risk on the New York Knickerbockers. Since April 2015, the Knicks have been an underdog of 10 or more points 20 times and they have an impressive 14-6 record against the spread in those games. The chances that Pop decides to sit his stars tonight is high and if that happens, the spread for tonight’s game could shift drastically in New York’s favor – reducing the Knicks’ value.

Although they aren’t on either end of a back-to-back, San Antonio will play their next two games against the Cavaliers and Warriors, meaning they’ll want to rest up. Even if Kawhi and LeMarcus do play tonight, they won’t play many minutes and New York could sneak in for a back-door cover.

New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New York Knicks have seen them go 27-45 and 37-35 ATS so far this NBA season, while the San Antonio Spurs are at 55-16 and 37-33-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Spurs are 39-32, while the New York Knicks are 36-34-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (San Antonio Spurs) and the No. 26 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New York Knicks rank No. 4 in the league with 45.49 per game. That compares with San Antonio's No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA's No. 18-ranked team at 9.17 per game, while the New York Knicks rate No. 20 with 8.88 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Knicks got 18 points from Kristaps Porzingis, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 110-95 final on Thursday at Moda Center.

The Spurs got 23 points from Lamarcus Aldridge as San Antonio ran past Memphis 97-90 on Thursday at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • San Antonio is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Detroit, Monday, March 27th
San Antonio home to Cleveland, Monday, March 27th

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