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(13-55) New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs (39-29)
Date: Friday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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The Knicks know that they’re not playing any meaningful games the rest of the way, and the Spurs know that they control their own playoff destiny, as far as earning a postseason berth is concerned. That means New York enters this contest hoping for nothing more than better lottery positioning by the end of the 48 minutes, while the Spurs need every win they can get if they want to avoid a bottom-two seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
These two tip off in San Antonio at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have won just two of their last 10 games, which is the worst record in the league over that stretch with the only exception being the struggling Dallas Mavericks.
But the tanking Knicks can “take pride” (I guess…) in the fact that the Mavs have only lost six straight, while New York has lost seven.
THAT is the league’s worst current streak.
Against San Antonio, the Knicks—assuming they want to keep things competitive—need to mimic the approach they took just a few weeks ago when they took down the Spurs, 130-118, on February 24.
That game included keeping all Spurs not named DeMar DeRozan under 20 points, as well as an outlier performance from Damyean Dotson. Although Dotson has been a bright spot this season, New York can’t count on 27 points from him on a nightly basis, so the defense needs to be a top priority here.
Although the Knicks don’t play the Southwest Division very often being out East, they do have recent history on their side.
In their last eight overall vs. the Southwest Division, the Knicks are 6-2 against the spread.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio was guilty of what can often times be a fatal flaw the last time they played the Knicks: They overlooked an inferior opponent.
What made matters worse was that they overlooked a shorthanded opponent.
This time around, the Spurs—now at home instead of the basketball Mecca, Madison Square Garden—need to follow three very simple steps: 1) Control the ball, 2) Don’t give up transition buckets beyond what’s expected, 3) Do NOT, under any circumstances, let someone have an outlier performance.
A big showing from a non-star (aka, just about everyone on the Knicks’ roster) is a disaster waiting to happen for a team trying to avoid the eighth spot out West, or even worse, falling behind the Sacramento Kings before the end of the regular season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NY are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 19-7 in NY last 26 overall.
- Over is 8-1 in SA last 9 Fri. games.
- Over is 10-4 in SA last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.
- SA are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings
Free New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction: Spurs exact revenge.
The Spurs shouldn’t have any trouble with this one. The home stretch is officially underway, which we couldn’t really say three weeks ago.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -12.5
San Antonio should get a big win here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 118 – New York Knicks 103
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