|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe New York Knicks will be travelling to San Antonio to take on the Spurs at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are 25-12 with a 14-3 home record and are second in the Western Conference. The Knicks are 18-20 and eighth in the East. This is the only time these two teams will be playing each other this year due to the shortened season schedule created by the lockout.
The Knicks last played on Tuesday when they lost 95-85 to Dallas. Carmelo Anthony has performed well in the last six games after being out for a few weeks with an injury. He leads the Knicks with 21 points in each game.
Much has been made in recent weeks over guard Jeremy Lin. While he is getting 14 points per game, he hasn't gone over 20 in a game since February 20. However, Linsanity has been following him wherever he goes. Lin is also getting 6.1 assists in each game.
The San Antonio Spurs last played on Sunday when they lose 99-94 to Denver. Manu Ginobili returned to the Spurs that game after missing time with an oblique injury. Ginobili has only been in ten games this year due to injuries.
Tony Parker is leading the team with 19.2 points and 7.9 assists per game. Tim Duncan is getting 14.2 points per game and has 8.6 rebounds in each game. The team is getting 98.9 points in each game, the fourth best total in the NBA. However, they are in the middle of the pack with 95.1 points given up in each game.
According to our sportsbook, the Spurs are the favorite to win the game with a -7 advantage over the Knicks. The over/under is 200 with a -110 payout going to any successful bet in this category. This will be a close game but it will be highly anticipated thanks to the strong performance of the Spurs and the national fascination with Jeremy Lin.