San Antonio Spurs (12-25) vs. New York Knicks (20-18)
January 4, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -9; Over/Under: +228
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The San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The San Antonio Spurs have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The New York Knicks have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.4 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 19.6 points and 3.6 assists. Tre Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 114.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 24.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Knicks are 10-21-2 ATS in their last 33 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 11-1 in Spurs last 12 overall. The over is 6-2 in Knicks last 8 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York.
The San Antonio Spurs are a mess and not a team I’m excited to back in any role. However, the New York Knicks have cooled off drastically over the last week, and they win at home by an average of just 3.5 points. This will be just the fourth time this season the Knicks are favorites of 7.5 or more points. If forced to pick, give me the Spurs and free points.