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Knicks visit Warriors in hoops battle

New York KnicksGolden State Warriors
Dec 28, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Odds

1-0TEAM RECORD1-1

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Warriors try to run the Knicks off the court at Oracle Arena in pro hoops action.

The Warriors bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-0 Knicks, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 0-2 so far and the Knicks go 1-0.

View New York vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Warriors as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 204.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Warriors) and the No. 16 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-95 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 19-ranked offense (92.5 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 25 at 104 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

In their last action, New York was a 106-104 winner at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony poured in 37 points for New York on Sunday, as they defeated Boston 106-104 at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 99-91 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Warriors covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Warriors got a 26-point performance from Monta Ellis as Golden State ran past Chicago 99-91 on Monday at Oracle Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Knicks at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State's last 9 games
Golden State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York at LA Lakers, Thursday, December 29
Golden State home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 31

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