The New York Knicks (20-18) host the San Antonio Spurs (12-25) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. The contest tips at 7:30 PM ET and airs on MSG. The Spurs are 9.5-point underdogs in the game. A 225.5-point over/under is installed for the matchup.
How to bet Knicks vs. Spurs
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -416 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +326 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Knicks vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Spurs Betting Trends
The Knicks have 20 wins against the spread in 38 games this year. New York has been chosen as the favorite in 18 games this year and has walked away with the win 12 times (66.7%) in those games. Knicks games this year have gone over the point total 51.4% of the time (19 out of 37 games with a set point total).
The Spurs have played 37 games, with 16 wins against the spread. San Antonio has gone 11-24 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31.4% of those games). The Spurs have gone over the point total 56.8% of the time this year (21 of 37 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Knicks vs. Spurs Injury Report
Spurs: Devin Vassell: Questionable (Knee), Keita Bates-Diop: Out (Illness), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
On offense, New York is posting 114.1 points per game (16th-ranked in league). It is giving up 111.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (ninth-ranked). In home games, the Knicks are averaging 2.6 more points per game (115.4) than they are in away games (112.8). In their last 10 games, the Knicks have been putting up 113.6 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 114.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
New York is 14th in the NBA with 11.9 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 25th with a 33.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Knicks are attempting 55.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 61.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 71.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 35.1 threes per contest, which are 38.9% of their shots (and 28.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs
Offensively San Antonio is the 23rd-ranked team in the NBA (111.6 points per game). Defensively it is the worst (121 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Spurs are averaging 0.6 more points per game at home (111.9) than on the road (111.3). While the Spurs are posting 111.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 115.7 a contest.
San Antonio makes 11.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 22nd and 18th, respectively, in the league. The Spurs take 35.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26% of the Spurs’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Knicks, and we project that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.
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