The Golden State Warriors (6-9) host the New York Knicks (8-7) in a cross-conference affair on Friday evening. New York is looking to stay on the right track after winning two straight games. In their last outing, the Knicks outmatched the Denver Nuggets 106-103. Meanwhile, Golden State has lost two of its last three games. On Wednesday, the Warriors dropped to the Phoenix Suns 130-119.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Caesars Sportsbook lists Golden State as the 7.5-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Warriors odds. The over/under for total points is set at 234.5. Before making any Warriors vs. Knicks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Knicks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Knicks vs. Warriors:
- Knicks vs. Warriors spread: Golden State -7.5
- Knicks vs. Warriors over/under: 234.5 points
- Knicks vs. Warriors money line: Golden State -305, New York +240
- NYK: Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Friday games
- GSW: Warriors are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 Friday games
- Knicks vs. Warriors picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Knicks can cover
Forward RJ Barrett plays with a lot of energy and determination. Barrett is aggressive and physical when creating contact attacking the basket. The Duke product is an instinctive scorer who finds gaps when in transition. The 22-year-old averages 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. On Nov. 11, he racked up 30 points, five boards, and five assists.
Forward Obi Toppin is an athletic and electric spark off the bench. Toppin has been a consistent finisher at the rim with jaw-dropping leaping ability. The Dayton product owns the versatility to play either the three or four. Toppin has improved his shooting and can space the floor. The 24-year-old logs 9.8 points and four rebounds per game. On Nov. 7, he supplied 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.
Why the Warriors can cover
Guard Stephen Curry is an exceptional offensive weapon. Curry is the best shooter in the league with virtually unlimited range from the perimeter. The eight-time All-Star has crafty ball handles and superb court vision. Curry is second in the NBA in scoring (32.8) with 6.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest. In his last outing, the four-time NBA champion went off. He dropped 50 points, nine rebounds, six assists and knocked down seven 3-pointers.
Forward Andrew Wiggins has been an athletic presence on the wings. Wiggins is a long, smooth and explosive defender with the quickness to get past his man on the offensive end. The Kansas product can create his own shot on drives and from mid-range. Wiggins averages 18 points, five rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
How to make Warriors vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the point total, with the teams projected to score a combined 222 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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