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Knicks Warriors Betting Preview

Golden State WarriorsNew York Knicks
35-23February 28, 2014, 08:00 | Madison Square Garden21-37

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Knicks try to run the Warriors off the court at Madison Square Garden in pro hoops action.

The Warriors will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 27-29-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 24-34 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Golden State is 23-34-1 on the totals; New York is 33-25.

View Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

The Warriors were listed as -5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 201 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 16 and the Warriors at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-90 result in favor of the Warriors.

In their last action, Golden State was a 103-83 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Golden State was run off the court by the Bulls on Wednesday as Chicago blasted them 103-83 at United Center.

The Knicks were a 108-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. New York was crushed on Thursday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 108-82 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 2 in the league with 45.78 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 9.02 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 6 with 9.14 per contest.

Next up:
Golden State at Toronto, Sunday, March 2nd
New York at Chicago, Sunday, March 2nd