NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 11, 2013

NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors

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    The New York Knicks have won three of their last four games without forward Carmelo Anthony, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Monday night, as they take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are 3.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 202.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

New York Knicks

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    The New York Knicks earned a 109-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors as 7.5-point home favorites on Feb. 27.  Center Tyson Chandler finished with 16 points and 28 rebounds.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Knicks are 12-5 straight up and against the spread when playing as a road underdog of three points or less, with the OVER going 10-7 in that situation.

Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors have dropped back-to-back home games, including a 103-93 setback to the Milwaukee Bucks as 2.5-point favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors are 3-3 against the spread as home favorites of three points or less this season, with the UNDER going 5-1 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Knicks as one of their betting picks Monday night, because the Golden State Warriors have lost 10 of their last 11 games versus teams with a winning record.

    NBA Pick: New York Knicks +3.5

     

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