Knicks vs. Spurs Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: New York. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are a 12-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 200 points. San Antonio opened as an 11.5-point favorite and the total was at 201 points.
Who the Public Likes: San Antonio. As of Thursday afternoon, 53 percent of the betting public is on the Spurs.
Injury Report: Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has a stress injury to his lower left leg and will be sidelined for another week. San Antonio has no one listed on its injury report.
Who the Trends Like: New York is 4-1 ATS in its last five meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in its last five meetings in San Antonio. The over is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings in San Antonio. The Spurs are 7-0-1 in their last eight games played on one day's rest.
Who We Like: This game features a Knicks team on a back-to-back against a healthy San Antonio squad that has won five out of six. Both teams play at a slow tempo and at least the Spurs are strong defensively. It's hard to see a lot of points being piled up here and it feels the total is set a bit too high. Expect one or two horrendous quarters out of the Knicks to keep this one under.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: KNICKS/SPURS UNDER 200