The 33-24 Golden St Warriors will travel on a back to back when they face a rested 20-8 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from New York is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds from this contest have the home team New York Knicks favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 207 points. Early money from this game has come on over the total as the line opened with an over under of 206 ½ points.
The teams met back on December 28th with the Warriors posting the 92-78 home win as a +6 point underdog. The game landed under 207 ½ points.
Golden St has a road record of 15-17 on the current campaign. Their three game win streak was snapped in a 108-97 road loss to the Indiana Pacers as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 196 ½ points. The Warriors shot 43.4% from the floor and made 12 of 21 from three. They allowed Indiana 48.8% shooting and Golden St gave away the game with 20 turnovers. Stephen Curry had 38 points and four assists on 14 of 20 shooting in the loss. Golden St defensively has been very inconsistent this month. In their past seven road games they have allowed 108 or more points in five of those games. For the season Golden St is 25th in scoring defense by allowing 101.5 points a game.
The Knicks are 20-8 on their home court. New York breaks a four game losing streak following a 99-93 home win on Sunday to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -11 point betting favorite. The game ended over 189 ½ points. New York shot 42.7% from the floor and made 8 of 33 from three. They held the 76ers to 42.4% from the floor and the Knicks attempted 15 more free throws. Carmelo Anthony had 29 points along with 7 rebounds on 16 of 18 from the free throw line. For the Knicks to move deep in the playoffs they will need to play defensive liked they did in the first month of the season. They allow 45.8% shooting to opponents ranking 19th in the league.