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(25-12) San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks (18-18)
Date: Tuesday January 2
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -4
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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The San Antonio Spurs arrive in the Mecca to face the New York Knicks on Tuesday, January 2. Both squads play their first games of 2018
Last season, the squads split the season series, but the Spurs hold a 5-2 edge in recent games including the 119 – 107 oust December 28. The Spurs hold the all-time record having bested the Knicks 51 of their 90 matches.
San Antonio Spurs
The fact the Spurs are within range of the West’s ladder top without the services of Kawhi Leonard speaks to the consistency and quality of the organization.
No matter what preseason scribes predict, San Antonio are the template of excellence and are always in the mix. With the Rockets current regression and Harden’s injury San Antonio is primed to take one of the top two slots.
Still, with Leonard’s return the Spurs are adjusting to maintaining LaMarcus Aldridge’s excellence while integrating Kawhi back into the offense.. Moreover, the Spurs posted the third best defense in December and with Leonard back those numbers should only improve.
In the game against New York in San Antonio Rudy Gay left the court with what is being called ‘ retrocalcaneal bursitis’. It’s a padded sac that covers the tendons near where the Achilles tendon attaches.
Given Gay’s injury to this very area the Spurs will err on the side of caution stating he’ll likely miss two weeks of action.
New York Knicks
The Knicks continue their Jekyll and Hyde home – road persona with a winning 15-6 record at the Garden versus a losing 3-12 record on the road.
Most of the home losses came versus upper echelon squads, however no lead is safe in the Garden as the Knicks seemingly play with much greater verve at home. In the past seven games the Knicks are 2-5 with 4 of the losses (out of five opportunities) coming on the road.
Kristaps Porzingis isn’t getting as much attention as Joel Embiid, but he’s seamlessly become the main scoring option as well as a quality leader without any fanfare. His 24.5 points leads the Knicks while his frontcourt partner Enes Kanter cleans the glass with his team high 10.3 boards.
Tim Hardaway Jr. hasn’t played in 14 games and the Knicks sure could use his production on both ends of the court. The lower leg stress injury will likely keep him out of play until mid January.
NBA Betting Trends:
- In the Spurs last 9 games as a road favorite the under is 8-1.
- Under is 13-3 in Spurs last 16 road games.
- Knicks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in New York last 11 home games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 head to head meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction: Take Pops guys
The Spurs are rested and battled tested and ready to go on a roll.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -4
Despite the Knicks ability to win at home the Spurs aren’t a squad who abandons their system or who gets easily rattled. The Spurs are due to go on one of their infamous winning streaks, so why not start in New York.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 105- Knicks 95
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