Warriors vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 2/29/24

New York Knicks (35-24) vs Golden State Warriors (30-27)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks play host to the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Here’s a Knicks vs Warriors Prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been playing some of their best basketball of the season as they've won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after making light work of the Wizards in a 123-112 road win on Tuesday. Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 25 points and six assists off the bench, Jonathan Kuminga added 21 points with six rebounds and five assists while Stephen Curry chipped in with 18 points and six assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 21 of 46 from the 3-point line as they struggled to gain any separation from the pesky Wizards in a tightly contested first half, but they made their move in the third quarter where they outscored the Wizards by 38-17 to put the game to bed early.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a slump as they've lost six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting embarrassed by the Pelicans in a 115-92 loss at home on Tuesday. Donte DiVincenzo led the team with 23 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points and five assists off the bench while Precious Achiuwa and Josh Hart each scored 15 points. As a team, the Knicks shot just 37 percent from the field and 14 of 46 from the 3-point line as they played hard to hang with the Pelicans in a tightly contested first half, only to let their hard work go to waste in the fourth quarter where they leaked 41 points to lose big in the end. The Knicks will take on the Cavaliers and Hawks after this one.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (4.9) this season.
  • Jonathan Kuminga is one of only 16 players to have scored 30+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.3).
  • The Knicks ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (96.1).
  • The Warriors rank 30th for fast break points (688) this season.
  • The Warriors rank 2nd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.6).

Knicks vs Warriors Prediction

The Warriors are a little shorthanded for this one with Andrew Wiggins sitting out due to personal reasons, while the Knicks have ruled out Julius Randle and OG Anunoby, with Jalen Brunson also listed as questionable. The Knicks have been doing it tough since losing Randle to injury and they're going to really struggle if Brunson isn't able to suit up also. With that being said, I think the Warriors are the play at the short line in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Golden State -3.5

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