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Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks - 1/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Oracle Arena
Golden State
The Line
The Line: Golden State -18 -- Over/Under 230
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NBA | New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors
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The New York Knicks pay a visit to the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.

The New York Knicks have been in a serious slump as they’ve lost 14 of their last 16 games and they will be looking to bounce back after last night’s 111-101 loss at Portland. Enes Kanter led the team in scoring with 18 points and 14 assists, Emmanuel Mudiay added 17 points with seven assists while Noah Vonleh chipped in with 16 points and 14 rebounds. As a team, the Knicks shot just 40 percent from the field and seven of 23 from the 3-point line as they hung with the Trailblazers in the first half, but they were slowing coming out in the third quarter and it cost them as they never threatened after falling behind by 18 points. With the loss, New York fell to 10-30 overall and 6-18 on the road.  

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been a little hit-and-miss lately as they’ve split their last six games, but they will be looking to build some momentum after sneaking past the Kings in a 127-123 road win on Saturday. Stephen Curry drained a total of 10 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 42 points, Kevin Durant added 29 points with nine assists while Klay Thompson chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 21 of 47 from the 3-point line as they had to rally back from a nine-point third quarter deficit after squandering an early 14-point lead. With the much-needed win, Golden State improved to 26-14 overall and 11-8 on the road.

Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest, 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games against a team above .600 and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Warriors are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team below .400, 0-5 ATS in their last five home games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall.

Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Golden State, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Knicks are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings.

The Knicks have been in rough shape for a while now and they’ve already lost to the Warriors by 128-100 in the team’s lone meeting this season back on Oct 26. The Warriors haven’t been playing at their best themselves, but they were hot from the 3-point line and showed great fight to comeback against the pesky Kings on Saturday. The Warriors are a solid 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings, but this just seems like too many free points to pass up so I’m taking the Knicks in this one.

Pick:
New York +18

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