In tonight’s interconference thriller, the New York Knicks (11-12) are playing the San Antonio Spurs (8-14) at AT&T Center. Will Evan Fournier and the Knicks end their three-game skid against the Spurs?
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs news
Leading into Tuesday night’s exciting game, the Knicks are 10-13 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA season, while the Spurs are 13-9 against the spread. This game will air live at 8:30 p.m. ET via Bally Sports Southwest, MSG Network and NBA League Pass. According to Land of Basketball’s database, these two teams have played one another 97 times during the regular season all-time. San Antonio is 56-41 versus New York. Additionally, the Spurs are 2-1 against them in their previous three head-to-head meetings.
On May 13, 2021, the last time these teams faced off during the regular season, New York won 102-98. On another subject, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau moved guard Kemba Walker out of the starting rotation. When Walker was asked about his coach’s decision, he said, “It was tough, I’m a competitor. But I’ve always been a team guy first. If he feels it’s going to make the team better, so be it.” The four-time All-Star is averaging 11.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season. He was selected ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets) in the 2011 NBA draft.
Kemba Walker on being out of the rotation:
“It was tough because I’m a competitor. But I’ve always been a team guy first. If he feels it’s going to make the team better, so be it.” pic.twitter.com/GkEHj5UHwU
— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) December 6, 2021
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs betting lines and odds
Point spread: Knicks -2.5 (-110)
Best moneyline: Knicks -140, Spurs +120
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs injury report
Knicks: no reported injuries
Spurs: PF Zach Collins (out indefinitely) | SF Devin Vassell (questionable)
Popovich says he doesn’t know if Vassell will play tomorrow #porvida
— JeffGSpursKENS5 (@JeffGSpursZone) December 7, 2021
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs preview
Furthermore, in the Knicks’ 113-99 home defeat versus the Nuggets on Saturday, forward Julius Randle scored a team-high 24 points in 35 minutes played. Guard Evan Fournier had 15 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 36 minutes played as well. The most notable game-changer in the Knicks’ 14-point loss was their shooting accuracy.
They shot 35-for-88 (39.8%) from the floor and 12-for-40 (30%) from behind the arc. Not to mention, they surrendered 32 points in the third quarter and allowed the Nuggets to sink 20 three-pointers. In yet another important matchup of the season, New York failed to rise to the occasion. Now, they are 5-8 at home, 6-4 away and 6-4 ATS on the road this season.
As for the Spurs, on Monday, in their 108-104 road loss against the Suns, guard Dejounte Murray led his team in scoring, accumulating 17 points in 34 minutes of action. Bryn Forbes end with performance with 15 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 24 minutes played, too. In their fourth road loss of the season, the Suns out-rebounded them 49 to 41.
Though, after evaluating the box-score game statistics, both the Spurs and Suns closed out their performances with 50 total points in the key. San Antonio shot 40-for-93 (43%) from the field and 11-for-29 (37.9%) from three-point range. Including this defeat, the Spurs are now 4-6 at home, 4-8 away and 6-4 ATS at home this season.
Projected starting lineup
Knicks: PG Alec Burks | SG Evan Fournier | SF RJ Barrett | PF Julius Randle | C Nerlens Noel
Spurs: PG Dejounte Murray | SG Derrick White | SF Doug McDermott | PF Keldon Johnson | C Jakob Poeltl
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs prediction
Moreover, the total for tonight’s interconference contest is set at 211. Regarding the spread consensus, 56% of bettors are hoping the Knicks will cover the spread at AT&T Center. Upon further review of the point total consensus, 66% of gamblers are projecting the total to go over 211. Thus far, New York is 8-7 as a favorite, 3-5 as an underdog and 6-4 ATS away, whereas San Antonio is 3-2 as a favorite, 5-12 as an underdog and 6-4 ATS at home.
For useful betting trends, the Knicks are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 performances. The total has also gone over in four of their past five games. Next, the team is 1-4 ATS in their previous five matches versus the Spurs. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone under in six of New York’s last seven road contests, and they are 1-5 ATS in their previous six games against Western Conference opponents. Lastly, the total has gone over in 13 of the Knicks’ past 16 games versus Southwest Division opponents. .
On the other side, the Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their previous five performances. Also, the total has gone over in 11 of their past 14 contests at AT&T Center. Next, the Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games this season, and the team is 1-6 SU in their previous seven games. In closing, San Antonio is 9-4 ATS in the team’s past 13 matches versus Eastern Conference opponents. So, contemplate picking the Spurs to win and cover the spread. As stated above, New York is on a four-game losing streak.
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs betting pick
Pick the Spurs to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 211. San Antonio is a 2.5-point underdog with BetUS.
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