Golden State vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Golden State vs New York Knicks Prediction 2/29/2024

The Golden State Warriors (30-27) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (35-24) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on TNT. The Warriors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

The Warriors notched a win against the Wizards in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-112. The Warriors not only won the game but also covered the spread as -10.5-point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 235 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 245.

As they prepare to face the Knicks, the Warriors are hoping to add to their 30-27 overall record. On the road, the Warriors are 14-12 this season compared to going 16-15 at home.

Golden State arrives with an ATS record of 31-25 for the season up to this point. As the favorite this season, Golden State is 17-19 vs. the spread while going 14-6 as the underdog.

The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Pelicans, Donte DiVincenzo was the top scorer for the Knicks’ offense, scoring 23 points and shooting 8/21 from the field. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 20 points, but New York lost the game 115-92.

With today’s game against the Warriors, the Knicks are hoping to add to their above .500 record of 35-24. So far this season, the Knicks are 15-14 on the road compared to 20-10 at home.

New York currently has an ATS record of 32-27, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Knicks have been unable to cover the spread in their last three games as favorites, and they hold a 11-15 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Warriors’ offense is rated 6th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.2 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are one of the most prolific teams in the NBA, averaging 119.2 points per game (6th). On the road, they are the top-scoring team in the league at 121.3 points per game.

Golden State’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 2nd in the NBA in made threes per game (15.1). Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc (5th).

So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.4% of their games. In terms of pace, Golden State is 8th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Through 59 games the Knicks are averaging 113.8 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 113.0 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.8 points per game. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the league, averaging just 95.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 13th in both three-point attempts and makes. So far, they have hit 36% of their shots from beyond the arc. From two-point range, New York is 23rd in shooting percentage at 53%.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA average in 44.1% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 14th in makes and 12th in attempts. When it comes to offensive rebounding, New York is 2nd in the league.

Warriors Team Defense

So far, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 117.4 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Warriors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.

Knicks Team Defense

On defense, the Knicks come into the game ranked 4th in the league in points allowed at 109.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114 points per contest (6th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.4% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.

Key Players For The Warriors And Knicks

In today’s game, our projections have Stephen Curry leading the Warriors with 27 points on 9/20 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.5 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Brunson to be the top scorer for the Knicks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.8% and is averaging 27.7 points per contest.

Warriors vs Knicks Trends

  • In their last five road games, Golden State has averaged 130 points per game while allowing 113 . The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Knicks last three home games, the team averaged 104 points per game while allowing 106. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Knicks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Warriors have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Warriors vs Knicks Prediction

Our bet is on the Warriors for a win, and we project the score to be 124-102. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Warriors with the spread at -4.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 223 and given that our model is projecting 226 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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