NBA basketball betting respect is as high as ever for the San Antonio Spurs as they are looking like the NBA sports betting team to beat in the Western Conference so far this season.
The San Antonio Spurs will host the New York Knicks on Friday night with a telecast on ESPN set for 8 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for action on the side and over under in this inter-conference matchup of top post season contenders.
New York had a record of 22-17 straight up and 25-13-1 with the NBA odds. The Knicks were a stunning 16-5 against the spread on the road with an even 10-10-1 split on totals in their away games.
The Knicks ranked 2nd in the NBA for team scoring but were a poor 27th overall for points allowed on defense. Amare Stoudemire has proven to be worth the big contract that he signed last summer as he led New York with 26 points and 9 rebounds per game.
San Antonio had a record of 34-6 straight up and 24-15-1 with the NBA betting lines. The Spurs were 13-10 against the spread at home and went under the total in 13 of those 23 games as a host. The Spurs paid out in 7 of 10 games from December 28 through January 14.
New York scored a 128-115 home payout over San Antonio on January 4 in the first NBA basketball betting matchup between the teams this season as the game went over the total. The Knicks have struggled in San Antonio with just 6 payouts in their last 18 games. The Spurs have covered 5 of their last 7 home games against the Spurs including 2 straight.
11 of the last 17 games between the teams in San Antonio have gone under the total including 5 of the last 7. The Spurs have covered 7 of their last 10 games as a favorite with 9 of their last 11 games as a chalk going under the total. New York has been a dangerous underdog as of late with 15 payouts in their last 19 decisions as 3 of their last 4 games as a pup have gone under the total.