New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs
Sportsbook.com has the San Antonio Spurs as a 8-point home favorite over the New York Knicks.Â The total is set for 209.Â The New York Knicks are in the midst of a three game road trip and have lost their previous four games outright, and their previous three against the spread.
New York has a 22-19 record for the season but still have a great record against the spread going 26-15.Â The Knicks face an extremely tough opponent in the San Antonio Spurs.Â San Antonio has the best record in the NBA winning 36 of their first 42 games.Â This includes going 23-2 at home.Â They are only a modest 14-11 against the spread at home though.
New York last played on Wednesday night when they lost at Houston 104-89 as a 2.5-point road underdog.Â The combined 193 points when way below the listed total of 224.Â The der has gone 5-2 in the Knicks last seven games.Â San Antonio ran its win streak to seven games when they beat Toronto 104-95.Â They failed to cover the line, as they were 12-point home favorites in the game.Â The combined 199 points failed to topple the 204-point total.Â This was the seventh straight game that went der in a San Antonio game.
New York and San Antonio have only met once this season, with the Knicks winning 128-115 in New York.Â The Knicks won against the spread as well as a 5.5-point home favorite.Â The combined 243 soared er the 208.5-closing total.Â It was the first game that went er in these teams previous three meetings.
New York maintains a 13-4 record against the spread in its last 17 road games, and is 21-10 against the spread in its previous 31 games.Â San Antonio has seen the der go 13-3 in its previous 16 home games.Â In this game, I am going to take the San Antonio Spurs based on the fact that New York blew them out in the early season match-up and will be looking for revenge.Â This game should also go below the total.Â Both teams are much improved on the defensive end of the floor.Â Im going with the der 209 and the Spurs minus the eight points at home.
San Antonio Spurs -8 New York Knicks