Spurs vs Knicks battle highlights NBA odds
San Antonio will look to improve on its 36-6 record on Friday when they host New York in NBA odds action at AT&T Center.
This season the Spurs are 36-6 overall and 25-16-1 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 22-19 and 25-15-1 ATS. As for the totals, San Antonio is 20-22 on the OU, and New York is 19-21-1.
Betting Line:Bettors looking to side with the Spurs in this one will find them as 9-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 212.
Power Rankings / Score Prediction:The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at #1 and the Knicks at #15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 112-104 result in favor of the Spurs.
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How They Match Up: In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 6-rated squad against New York's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 5 in the league with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9.2 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 106.3 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in home scoring.
In their last action, New York was a 104-89 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 25 points for New York on Wednesday, but the Rockets managed a 104-89 victory over the Knicks at Toyota Center.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 104-95 result against the Raptors on January 19. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio got 23 points from Manu Ginobili en route to a 104-95 victory over Toronto on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
A few Knicks at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games at home