Spurs vs. Knicks - 1/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (18-19) at San Antonio Spurs (31-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -13 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSSW
The New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs square off Friday night at the AT&T Center.
The New York Knicks look for their fourth straight win to get to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.8 points and 1.7 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have split their last eight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their current six-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 89.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.7 points and 2.7 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing eight rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 12th. Tony Parker is questionable with a hip injury.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games. The Spurs are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 42-18 ATS in their last 60 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not laying this much chalk with a Knicks team that's on a roll and gaining confidence. Instead, I'll side with the over. The over has hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and they're both shooting over 48 percent from the field in their last five games.