Spurs at Knicks - 11/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (2-1) at New York Knicks (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +7.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, MSG
The San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks meet Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another road win after a 2-1 start to the season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 91.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 22.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing 4.7 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a Sunday win over the Celtics in which they allowed just 35.7 percent shooting from the field. The Spurs have won 18 straight regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. This is already the third road game of the season for the Spurs.
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The New York Knicks look for a nice win to get off to a sweet 3-1 start to the year. The New York Knicks are averaging 113.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.3 points on 6.7 rebounds while Derrick Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jerian Grant is dishing four assists and Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are getting 47.9 percent of their points from their bench, building depth early in the season and topping 100 points in four of their last five games. However, the Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 home games. Lou Amundson is questionable with a back injury.
The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.
You always have to be careful with the Spurs on back to backs, as Pop does take it easy on his older players. Either way, the Knicks are playing confident basketball out of the gate and should be awake for this game against such a quality team. I don't love this matchup, but I'll throw the Knicks a bone with the points.