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Warriors vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks
  • Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
  • Date: Tuesday, December 20th
  • Betting Odds NY -4.5, GS +157 | NY -189 O/U 222.5

So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 15-16, while going 14-17-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Golden State is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

Golden State is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Raptors. With the 126-110 victory, they also covered the spread as 6 point underdogs. Golden State was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Raptors to cut into their 14 point halftime lead. In the win, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 43 points on a field goal percentage of 60.9%.

The Knicks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 17-13. So far, the team has gone 16-13-1 against the spread. New York comes into the game having rattled off 7 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 14.43 points per game

The Knicks are coming off a 109-106 win over the Pacers. This win came despite entering the game as the 0 point underdogs. New York went on to win the game, as they led by 1 heading into halftime. In the win, Jalen Brunson led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Knicks. Just like the Warriors, the Knicks maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 106.0 points per game vs Golden State. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Golden State has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 2 points per game separates the teams. Over the course of these games, they averaged 216 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.3 points per game (4th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.4 made 3’s per game. If the Golden State offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.

Jordan Poole is expected to play a key role in Golden State’s scoring efforts against the New York today, as Stephen Curry is unavailable. Curry is the team’s leading scorer this season with 30.0 points per game. Poole is 2nd in scoring for the team with 19.0 points per game, which ranks him 58.0th in the NBA. In his 31 games, he has hit 43.6% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 2.2 rebounds per game.

For the season, the Knicks offensive unit is ranked just 14th in scoring at 114.1 points per contest. So far, the Knicks are averaging 99.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Knicks offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 26th in effective field goal percentage.

Against the Warriors, the Knicks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 6th ranked unit at 106.6 points per game.

On offense, Julius Randle leads the Knicks in scoring at 22.5 points per game, placing him 29th in the NBA. Overall, Randle has hit 45.5% of his shots while accounting for 18.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 16th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 20.8 points per game, Jalen Brunson is the 2nd leading scorer for the Knicks. For the season, he is 52nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.9%.

Warriors vs Knicks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Knicks -4.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 222.5