New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (43-4) at New York Knicks (23-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +10 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden.
The Warriors will be gunning for a seventh straight win tonight after last night's win at Philadelphia. Klay Thompson led the way with 32 points while Stephen Curry had 23 points, but while the Warriors dominated this matchup for three quarters, things got a little bit uncomfortable when the 76ers rallied back from a 24-point deficit, but Harrison Barnes stole the win with a clutch three with just 0.2 seconds left on the clock. Golden State would win the game by 108-105 and improve to 43-4 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Knicks were able to snap a four-game losing streak with an easy 102-84 win over the Suns on Friday. Carmelo Anthony returned to the starting lineup and led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while Arron Afflalo had 17 points as the Knicks made light work of the shorthanded Suns who have been struggling mightily. With the win, New York improves to 23-26 on the season and 14-10 at home.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Warriors are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in New York.
The Knicks will be relieved that they snapped their losing streak, but they're coming off a win over the Suns who have been the league's floormats since Eric Bledsoe went down. Therefore, I'm taking the Warriors who won't take the Knicks lightly, not after what almost happened last night.