The San Antonio Spurs will be on the road this Thursday evening, as they travel to “The Big Apple” for an NBA betting matchup against the New York Knicks that is set to take place at Madison Square Garden with tip off scheduled for 7:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers could not decide who should be laying the chalk in this one, so they posted the line at a pick, with the over/under total set at 207 points.
San Antonio comes into this game riding a seven-game winning streak as they now own a sensational 26-8 straight up record on the year. They have been pretty good covering the point spread on the road, producing a 12-7 record in 19 chances when playing away from San Antonio. The Spurs are now the highest scoring team in the league, averaging 106 points per game.
New York has lost two straight, but they remain in first place in the Atlantic Division with a 21-10 record. They are a respectable 9-6 against the spread in 15 home games so far this season. New York averages 102.2 points on offense per game, which is good enough for sixth best in the NBA.
The Spurs are 8-2-2 against the spread in their last 12 games when facing a team from the Atlantic Division and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games played on the road. San Antonio has gone over the posted total in 10 of their last 13 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
New York is 5-1 ATS in their last six games played on a Thursday, but 0-5-1 in their last six games overall. New York has stayed under the posted total in five of their last six following a game where they failed to cover the point spread. However, five of the last six matchups between these two teams has gone over the posted total when meeting up in New York.
This is a tough game to make a play on as the pick ’em line reflects, so with that said my focus is on the total. Do not let the 207 points scare you as both teams will combine to go over the number tonight.
Over 207 Points
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