The 25-8 San Antonio Spurs will be on a back to back as they face the New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -1 points with an over under line of 206 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams met back on November 15th with New York posting the 104-100 road win as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 196 points.
The Spurs are 12-6 on the road this season. They made it seven straight wins following a 117-110 road win last night against the Milwaukee Bucks as a -5 ½ point road underdog. The game went over 203 points. You have to wonder what Spurs head coach Greg Popovich will do in this spot. San Antonio is on a back to back on Thursday and will be playing their fourth game in five nights. If he rests his players and throws a game to the Knicks he may get off because the NBA likes to see the Knicks win. A good Knicks team is good for the NBA. No TNT this week so he could get away with it. Tony Parker played 35 minutes last night and scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists. Tim Duncan played 34 minutes and scored 28 points with 13 rebounds.
The Knicks are 12-3 on their home court. The team has lost two straight games. After a 1-2 west coast road trip the Knicks hosted the Trailblazers on New Year’s Day. New York suffers a 105-100 home defeat to the Portland Trailblazers as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed over 196 points. Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup after being sidelined for two games with a knee ailment had scored 45 points and pulled down 7 rebounds on 14 of 24 shooting. It also saw the return of Amare Stoudemire to the lineup for the first time this season and scored 6 points on 3 of 8 shooting in over 16 minutes.