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Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks ATS Pick

Time: 8 PM EST Friday February 28, 2014, ESPN

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

The New York Knicks host the Golden State Warriors in a non-conference match up.

In their last games: The Warriors lost to the Chicago Bulls 103-83 and the Knicks lost to the Miami Heat 108-82.

The Warriors lost badly to the Bulls, as they were ice cold shooting 35.7% from the floor with no starter scoring in double figures.

The Knicks had a less than stellar performance in the bad loss to the Heat allowing Miami to shoot over 60% from the floor and New York only shot 37.3% from the field and they only hit on 4 of their 23 3-pointers.

This is the first meeting of the season between these 2 teams and the last time they met last season at Golden State the Warriors crushed the Knicks 92.63.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 4 games between these 2 teams in New York the total has gone Over every time.

The Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Knicks.

The Knicks have lost 4 in a row and 8 of their last 10 games and while the Warriors are coming off a loss they are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

This season the Knicks are 12-19 at home and the Warriors are 17-13 on the road.

Iona has won 10 straight games.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – New York -6.5
Total Line: 200
Money Line: Warriors -265 / Knicks +225

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Golden State Warriors: 35-23 SU 27-28-3 ATS
New York Knicks: 21-37 SU 24-34 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• GS is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• GS is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
• GS has an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
• NY is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• NY is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• NY has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Golden State Warriors: 94.14
New York Knicks: 87.14

Key Player Injuries

WARRIORS
[G] 01/25/2014 – Nemanja Nedovic out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
[C] 11/02/2013 – Festus Ezeli out indefinitely ( Knee )

KNICKS
[F] 02/05/2014 – Kenyon Martin out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[C] 01/23/2014 – Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[G] 02/26/2014 – Raymond Felton probable ( Legal problems )
[F] 02/20/2014 – Iman Shumpert out indefinitely ( Knee )

Point Spread Pick:

The Warriors got a smack down from the Bulls on Wednesday and will be looking to take out their frustration on the Knicks underwhelming defense tonight. Here are a couple of stats to ponder. Golden State has covered the spread in 6 straight wins and had a winning margin of 7 points or greater in 5 of the 6. Take the Golden State Warriors -6.5.
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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