The New York Knicks’ defense is falling apart and in their last game they pretty much gave up on having a defense by starting Kristaps Porzingis at center. If that happens again this afternoon, the Spurs are going to score a ton of points.
The Knicks have pretty much given up on having a defense as we head into the All Star Break and because of this, we can get great value on the Spurs' team total from BetOnline sportsbooks. At 110 ½, even with this being an afternoon road game for the Spurs, the over seems like the best bet for this game.
The Knicks have given up over 120 points per game in their last four and all of them came at home. Even though New York doesn't play very fast, this will easily be a pace-up game for the Spurs, who are scoring 112.5 points per 100 possessions this season. Going against a Knicks, who have a defensive rating of 111.6, all the Spurs need to do is hit shots tonight.
Also, like most teams, the Knicks' pace quickens when they play at home. They are averaging just over 98.5 possessions per game at home, compared to 96.8 overall and they have played at a pace of nearly 100 possessions per 48 minutes over their last four games. Considering the Spurs are averaging 108.2 points per game when playing the East on the road, take their team total over this afternoon.