New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors - 2/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (39-8) at New York Knicks (10-40)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to Madison Square Garden to battle the New York Knicks tonight.
The Golden State Warriors were on a nice little three-game win streak last night until they met up with the Atlanta Hawks and lost by 124-116. Stephen Curry had a nice game of 26 points and nine assists, Klay Thompson led the scoring with 29 points and Draymond Green had a massive game of 12 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, but it still wasn't enough as the Hawks were able to shoot a sizzling 15 of 27 from the three-point line and 33 of 37 from the charity stripe. Golden State ranks just 16th in the league in points allowed and it was definitely exposed a bit last night against the team with the best record in the league. With the loss, Golden State drops to 39-9 on the season and 16-7 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been near the bottom of the league standings all season and sunk even deeper with last night's 92-88 loss against their rivals, the Nets. Carmelo Anthony had an inefficient shooting night of six of 23 shooting to finish with 21 points while Jose Calderon added 15 points and seven assists, but the Knicks were right there with the Nets until Jarrett Jack put the nail in the coffin with a clutch three-point with 13.8 seconds left. With the loss, New York falls to 0-3 against the Nets, 10-40 overall and 3-22 on the road this season.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400, while the Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in New York.
I was searching for a reason to take the Knicks with the points in this one because it's quite generous, however, the Warriors have just been money against the Knicks so that's where I'm leaning in this one.