Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks - 12/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New York Knicks (12-15) vs Golden State Warriors (21-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks play host to the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been in fine form as they’ve won 11 of their past 14 games and they will be aiming to stay hot after outlasting the Pacers in a 102-100 road win last night. Stephen Curry led the way with 26 points, six rebounds and six assists, Andrew Wiggins added 15 points while Draymond Green tallied 15 points with nine rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and eight of 30 from the 3-point line as they suffered another slow start and trailed by nine points at halftime, but they rallied in the second half and closed the game on a decisive 9-2 run in the final 1:48 to steal the game in the final seconds. Jordan Poole had a rough night as he scored just eight points on three of nine shooting while no bench player scored more than 10 points.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a real slump as they’ve lost six of their past seven games and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game slide after getting stomped by the Bucks in a 112-97 home loss on Sunday. Quentin Grimes led the team with 27 points on nine of 17 shooting, Derrick Rose and Kevin Knox each scored 18 points while Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 11 points and five assists off the bench. As a team, the Knicks shot just 42 percent from the field and 17 of 49 from the 3-point line, but they got off to another slow start and were always fighting an uphill battle after falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter. Julius Randle had a quiet night as he scored just eight points on two of nine shooting while Evan Fournier scored just six points on two of eight shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 0-6 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall and the Warriors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New York.
The Warriors weren’t able to click into gear until the second half against the Pacers last night, but they still managed to get the job done just in the nick of time. The Knicks just haven’t been able to build any momentum this season and their confidence took another hit after getting thrashed by the Bucks on Sunday and they will still be without Obi Toppin and RJ Barrett for this one. The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest and they are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New York. I’m sticking with the Warriors to stay hot with another win and cover in this spot.