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San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Prediction & Betting Tips 3/29/2024

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San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks 3/29/24
  • Take the Knicks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Spurs (+9.5)
  • Projecting a combined 212 points, we like the over

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Two teams heading in opposite directions will square off in San Antonio tonight, as the Spurs (17-56) host the Knicks (44-28). New York is currently on a three-game winning streak and is favored by 9.5 points, while San Antonio has won two straight but has the worst record in the Western Conference.

Tip-off for this non-conference matchup is scheduled for 8:00 ET. BSSW will have the television coverage.

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San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Spurs, the Knicks have put together a record of 4-1. The last three times that the Spurs have hosted the Knicks, the over/under record is 2-1 with the teams combining for an average of 225 points. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 3-0.

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Knicks offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 101. New York posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-3-1 ATS.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, San Antonio has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • The Spurs have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • The last ten games that New York was favored, they have an ATS mark of 5-4-1 while going 8-2 straight up.

San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Prediction

In today’s game against the Spurs, the Knicks are favored by 9.5 points. This season, they have been favored in 41 of their 72 games and have gone 32-9 in those games. New York has covered the spread in their last three games and has an ATS record of 40-31 this season.

When looking at their O/U record for the season, the Knicks are 27-44-1. The over has hit in their last two games and today’s line of 211.5 is lower than their season average of 219.9 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Knicks defeated the Raptors by a score of 145-101. New York easily covered the spread as 13.5-point favorites. This win improved their overall record to 44-28, which is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Knicks are 30-15 compared to 14-13 in non-conference games. On the road, New York is 20-15 for the season, and they have an average scoring differential of +3.5 points per game.

So far this season, the Knicks are 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.4 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 114.2 points compared to 110.7 at home.

Overall, New York has outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Knicks are 22nd in the league at 46%. They have been particularly effective from beyond the arc, hitting 36% of their three-point attempts (15th).

When it comes to pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the NBA at just 94.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league with an average of 24.2 per game.

At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 2nd in the NBA, permitting 107.5 points per game. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.7% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

The Spurs have won two straight games and are 17-56 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place and 5th in the Southwest Division.

In their last game, the Spurs were 4-point underdogs against the Jazz but won the game 118-111. This improves their ATS record to 37-36 for the season.

San Antonio’s ATS record at home is 18-18, and they have covered the spread in their last two home games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 32-34.

This season, the Spurs have been the underdog in 66 of their 73 games. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -9.2 points per game. Today, they are 9.5-point underdogs, and their O/U record for the season is 36-36-1.

The Spurs’ O/U record for the season is 36-36-1, and their games have averaged 231.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 211.5.

The Spurs are one of the most efficient teams in the NBA in terms of pace, ranking 4th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, San Antonio is 23rd in the league at 111.9 points per game. At home, the Spurs are averaging 113.1 points per game compared to 110.8 on the road.

When it comes to shooting, the Spurs are 24th in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, San Antonio is 17th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game but are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Overall, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.2% of their games this season. In terms of free throws, San Antonio is 25th in the league in free throws made per game and 28th in free throw attempts.

Coming into the game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.2 points per game (25th). In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 14.4 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 3rd in rejections, averaging 6.3 blocked shots each game.

Coming in as 9.5 point favorites, our projections have the Knicks picking up a 109-103 win.

San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Betting Tips

  • Take the Knicks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Spurs (+9.5)
  • Projecting a combined 212 points, we like the over

San Antonio Spurs Injury Report

  • Keldon Johnson – Knee – Questionable
  • Charles Bassey – Left Knee – Out

New York Knicks Injury Report

  • Julius Randle – Shoulder – Out
  • Alec Burks – Shoulder – Questionable
  • OG Anunoby – Elbow – Out

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