Spurs vs Knicks Betting Preview
AT&T Center features an NBA battle between two of the league's hottest teams as the San Antonio Spurs host the visiting New York Knicks in betting action on Thursday.
Between them, they have just a signle loss in 12 games.
San Antonio will face the 5-0 Knicks, who own a 5-0 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knicks are 1-3-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Spurs as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 194, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 111-99.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 18-ranked offense (96.6 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 1 at 87.8 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47.4% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 88.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
New York won its last outing, a 99-89 result against the Magic on November 13. The Knicks covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points for New York on Tuesday, leading the Knicks to a 99-89 victory over Orlando at Amway Center.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were an 84-82 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio earned an 84-82 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Tony Parker at STAPLES Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Knicks at Spurs trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
New York is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
New York is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
San Antonio is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
San Antonio is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing New York
New York at Memphis, Friday, November 16
San Antonio home to Denver, Saturday, November 17