In this multi-conference battle, two teams on opposite trajectories are clashing, when the red-hot and playoff-bound San Antonio spurs (39-29), looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak, are hosting the team with the worse record currently in the NBA, the New York Knicks (13-55), who on the other hand want to end a losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 03-15-2019, 20:30 EDT
Spread: San Antonio Spurs -13
San Antonio Spurs have a 39-29 record (37-30-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 6th place of the West. They have six consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Mavericks with a 112-105 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.7 ppg, adding 6.1 boards and a team high 6.1 dimes per game. He is followed by LaMarcus Aldridge with 21.3 ppg and a team high 8.9 boards per game.
New York Knicks have a 13-55 record (28-39-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have seven consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pacers with a 98-103 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Smith Jr with 14.6 ppg, adding and a team high 6 dimes per game. He is followed by Emmanuel Mudiay with 14.2 ppg and 3.7 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Knicks won at home with a 130-118 score. Spurs have a 26-7 home record, while the Knicks are 7-28 on the road. Spurs are better both offensively, scoring 112 ppg to Knicks’ 105.3 and defensively, allowing 110.9 ppg to Knicks’ 113.7. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.8% to 43.2%) and in 3-pointers (39.9% to 34.2%). Knicks on the other hand are better in boards grabbed (44.8 to 44.5), while Spurs are better both in turnovers committed (12 to 13.2) and in dimes made (24.4 to 19.9). Spurs are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -13 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -13 (-111)
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