Warriors vs. Knicks - 3/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (13-51) at Golden State Warriors (51-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -19.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSNB
The New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors meet Saturday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 1.7 assists. Langston Galloway is dishing three assists and Jason Smith is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting just 40.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The lack of offense for the Knicks has killed them all season long, as injuries and the triangle system simply haven’t meshed well together this season. Quincy Acy is questionable with personal reasons.
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The Golden State Warriors look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 108.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.6 points and 7.8 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 12.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Marreese Speights is shooting 49.7 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors rested all of their key players in a Friday loss to the Denver Nuggets. Still, the Warriors are shooting 48.4 percent from the field in their last five games. The Warriors now return home, a place where they haven’t lost since January 27th.
The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Warriors are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
You guys know how I feel about big chalk, and this is really as big as it gets in the NBA. Sure, the Knicks are god awful, but this line opens the door for a backdoor cover in garbage time. I'll take the points if forced to cap this game.