- The Knicks visit the Spurs on Tuesday, March 2nd
- New York is currently on a three-game winning streak, while San Antonio is coming off a tough OT loss to the Brooklyn Nets
- Get our odds, preview, and best bet for this contest below
The surging New York Knicks finish up a short two-game road trip against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, March 2nd, tip-off 8:30pm ET.
New York continues to impress as they sit in the top five of the East, much in part to the resurgence of Julius Randle and a strong defense. The Spurs meanwhile, are also playing very well and sit in a playoff spot in the West.
This is the meeting that is first those two groups after their February twentieth matchup had been postponed as a result of COVID-19 problems within San Antonio. But season that is last the Spurs won both contests against the Knicks.
Knicks vs Spurs Odds
|New York Knicks||+3 (-110)||+124||TBD|
|San Antonio Spurs||-3 (-110)||-146||TBD|
Odds taken March 1 at Fanduel
Knicks Showing Out Lately
This is the first time the Knicks are above .500 At this true point within the period because the end associated with 2012-13 campaign whenever they completed 54-28. It’s been a very year that is respectable far for Tom Thibodeau’s team, currently sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference. The playoffs seem like a reality that is serious the Knicks when they continue steadily to play at such a top degree.
New York moved 7-3 inside their final 10 games, whilst also winning three right. Yes, NY wasn’t up contrary to the most challenging groups within the Kings, Pacers, and Pistons, but they’re shooting on all cylinders on both ends for the court.
RJ in 47.4% from 3-point range ???????? pic.twitter.com/gISEqDRLz9( february*)— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 1, 2021
Julius Randle is showing out with 23.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per night, while second-year guard RJ Barrett has also taken strides that are notable their game in 2010. Rookie Immanuel Quickley is a spark plug from the workbench and a shooter that is terrific while Derrick Rose’s presence has been felt since reuniting with the Knicks a few weeks back.
New York’s 109-90 victory over Detroit on Sunday was an all-around performance that is efficient. Thibodeau’s squad shot an extraordinary 51% from deep and 50% through the industry, while additionally outscoring the Pistons 52-34 into the paint. Randle dropped a team-high 25, while gathering 17 points within the half that is second.
Although the Knicks aren’t known as one of the better offensive teams in the NBA, putting up just 105.0 points per game, they’re averaging 119.7 during their winning streak, including a 140-point performance against a dreadful Sacramento defense last Thursday.
But, New York’s outstanding defensive displays on a nightly basis is what has them in such a position that is prime the East. They enable simply 104 points per competition, which can be the best within the relationship. The Knicks will have another one of their main defensive figures back in the lineup.
Spurs with Mitchell Robinson not too far off a return Entering With Momentum
It might have ended up as a loss, but San Antonio’s performance against the Brooklyn Nets on night was by no means a bad one monday. Gregg Popovich’s team were neck-and-neck aided by the star-studded Nets in the most common for the competition, also happening a run that is 10-0 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Lonnie Walker and Patty Mills hit clutch threes in the fourth, while Dejounte Murray drained a jumper over James Harden to extend the contest to an period that is extra. Even though the Spurs struggled getting stops in OT, it had been a great game for the unit that is entire. DeMar DeRozan had 22 points and 11 assists, while both Murray and Walker dropped 19 apiece.
Even with no Kevin Durant, Brooklyn is still a very team that is good. San Antonio revealed genuine guts to hold utilizing the Eastern Conference powerhouse, because of double-digit scoring evenings from their whole starting five.
Fought before the end that is very. Tomorrow right back at it. #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/CDLuEzjXAk
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 2, 2021
They also shot a sharp 43% from three-point range, with Walker sinking five by himself. COVID-19 ravaged through the Spurs group, lacking nearly fourteen days of action as a result of it. This Knicks matchup is simply their game that is fourth since. Despite it being the second of a back-to-back, their confidence will be high after such a outing that is promising Monday.
Despite the streak that is winning New York enters this contest as 3-point underdogs. They’re just 6-7 against Western Conference opponents this season while going 10-7 ATS on the road. The Knicks are rolling right now, while the Spurs have won just once since getting back on the court Wednesday that is last Antonio has additionally gathered simply a record that is 6-7 ATS favorites. All signs point to a New York victory here. I certainly think you’ll see them stretch their run that is unbeaten to games.
Pick: Knicks +3 (-110)