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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#583 New York
Knicks 216.5
#584 San Antonio
Spurs -13

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:40pm

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Game Stats

New York Knicks

13 - 55

29-37
ATS
30-38
O/U
105
PPG
113
OPPG

San Antonio Spurs

39 - 29

37-30
ATS
39-29
O/U
112
PPG
110
OPPG

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The San Antonio Spurs host the New York Knicks Friday night at the AT&T Center. Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET.  The Spurs are battling for position in the Western Conference playoff race while the Knicks are battling for Zion Williamson and the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Who ya got?

Knicks lose 6th straight

The Knicks are 13-55 and they are going nowhere. They own the worst record in the NBA and have a three-game lead over the Suns in the race to get the most ping-pong balls in 2019 NBA Draft. The cynic would say they are tanking and playing for the lottery, but that, of course, is not what the Knicks are doing, because that would not be allowed. They are currently on a 6-game losing streak, with 5 of those losses coming on the road. On Tuesday, they fought valiantly but lost at Indiana 103-98. The Knicks shot 48 percent from the floor and made 13 three-pointers, but it was not enough. They also outrebounded the Pacers 49-41. What did New York in was turnovers. They had 20 turnovers compared to just 10 for Indiana. The Knicks were led by Emmanuel Mudiay with 21 points off the bench, while Damyean Dotson added 18 points and Kevin Knox had 16 points. DeAndre Jordan had his typical game with 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

The Knicks are pretty healthy with the only injuries being to Mario Hezonja, who is questionable with a leg injury, and Frank Ntilikina, who is out for the year.

Offensively, the Knicks average 105 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. They also shoot 43 percent from the floor and 34 percent from three – which are also near the bottom of the league. The Knicks allow opponents to score 113.7 points per game. Opponents shoot 46.8 percent from the floor and 36.1 percent from three against them. Dennis Smith Jr. leads the team with 14.6 points and 6 assists per game. Mudiay averages 14.2 points per game, while Kevin Knox averages 12.3 points per game. Center DeAndre Jordan averages 11.6 points per game and 13.4 rebounds per game, which is third in the NBA.

Spurs win 6th straight

After a slow start to the year, the Spurs righted the ship, as they usually do, and find themselves in a familiar place, in the playoff hunt. The Spurs are now peaking at the right time. They have won 6 in a row and stand at 39-29, which puts them in sole possession of 6th place in a very tight Western Conference. And they are just two games behind Portland for 5th and three games behind Houston and Oklahoma for 4th place in the conference and home court in the first round. So they have a lot to play for. The current winning streak includes wins over the Thunder, the Nuggets, and the Bucks – three of the best teams in the NBA. On Tuesday they won at Dallas, 112-105. The Spurs shot a clean 52 percent from the field and a sparkling 18 for 18 from the foul line. They also had 11 steals. The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan, who had 33 points and 4 steals. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 7 rebounds, while Derrick White added 23 points, 7 assists, and 3 steals.

Rudy Gay missed the Dallas game with an illness, but he is expected to suit up for the Knicks game. There are no other injuries.

Offensively, the Spurs average 112 points per game. They are one of the most efficient teams in the country, shooting 47.8 percent from the floor, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They also shoot 39.9 percent from three, which is 1st in the NBA. And, they shoot 82 percent from the foul line which is also 1st in the league. The Spurs allow opponents to score 110.9 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Opponents shoot 46 percent from the floor and 36 percent from three against them. DeRozan leads the Spurs with 21.7 points and 6 assists per game. Aldridge averages 21.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, while Gay averages 14.2 points per game and Bryn Forbes averages 11.6 points per game.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

This is a no-brainer. Take the Spurs giving up the points. The Knicks are terrible and they have nothing to play for. The Spurs are red hot and have everything to play for to avoid the Warriors in the first round. Plus, the Knicks actually beat the Spurs last time they met, so San Antonio will want payback. Go with the Spurs here.

Prediction: Spurs -13

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Take the over. The last time they met, the Knicks dropped 130 points on the Spurs. This is not your father’s Spurs defense. They give up points. The Knicks will score, but not enough to win. The over is 10-2 in Knicks last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-2-1 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Plus, the over is 8-1 in Spurs last 9 Friday games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. Go with the over.

Prediction: Over

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