The Knicks have had their ups and downs the season, but it’s been more of the former lately. New York has won three of its last four games heading into this matchup, snagging a 106-103 victory against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are likely thrilled that they’re returning to Chase Center. They suffered a 130-119 loss to the Phoenix Suns two nights ago, forcing their record to fall to 0-8 on the road. With Golden State being 6-1 at home this season, look for Steve Kerr to try and get his players back on track early on.
There’s a lot to take in before Friday’s Knicks vs Warriors game. Fortunately,
Betting News has gathered the game’s odds while also having a prediction and best bet for tonight’s contest. New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Matchup Information and Betting Odds Matchup Information Matchup: New York Knicks (8-7, 4-4 Away) vs. Golden State Warriors (6-9, 6-1 Home) Venue & Location: Chase Center (San Francisco, California) Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 Game Time: 10 p.m. Eastern Time Knicks vs Warriors Info: ESPN Knicks vs Warriors Odds Game odds are via FanDuel as of Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:50 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article. Spread New York Knicks +7 (+112) Golden State Warriors -7 (-108) Over/Under Over 234 Points (-110) Under 234 Points (-110) Moneyline New York Knicks +230 Golden State Warriors -280 New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Betting Trends New York is 3-12 straight up in its last 15 games against Golden State. Golden State is 5-0 straight up in its last five home games. New York is 10-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games against the Western Conference. Golden State is 1-5 ATS in its last six home games against New York. The total has hit the under in each of New York’s last five road games. The total has hit the under in nine of Golden State’s last 12 games in November. New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Prediction and Picks Knicks vs Warriors Prediction: Warriors 118, Knicks 113 Knicks vs Warriors Picks: Knicks +7 (Best Value: -110 at FanDuel) & Under 234 Points (Best Value: -110 at FanDuel)
Sitting three games below .500, the Warriors desperately need a win at home. Their early road woes have made it hard for them to find momentum this season, meaning they need everybody to step up with the Knicks coming to town on Friday.
New York has picked up wins in five of its last eight games, going 4-1 on the road in the process. Julius Randle has stepped his game up over that eight-game stretch, averaging 24.5 points and 9.0 rebounds. Jalen Brunson has also been living up to his contract, putting up 21.4 points and 7.0 assists per game over that stretch as well.
Having said that, the Knicks do have to deal with an angry Stephen Curry. The Warriors superstar just dropped 50 points in the loss to the Suns, giving him his fourth 39-plus point performance in his last six outings.
The truth is that as good as Curry is, Wednesday’s loss proved that he can’t get the job done on his own. The Warriors need the supporting cast to step up — especially Klay Thompson.
Thompson’s season-long struggles have continued, highlighted by his career-worst .351/.330/.813 shooting splits. The good news is that he’s averaged 20.5 points with a 42.3% three-point percentage in 16 all-time games against the Knicks, making this the perfect game for the 32-year-old to bounce back.
Furthermore, Golden State has also won 12 of the last 15 Knicks vs Warriors meetings.
Can Surry and Thompson carry the Warriors to a victory at home on Friday?
Even more good news for the Warriors is that the Knicks boast one of the worst three-point defenses in the league. Opponents are averaging 14.1 three-points (second-most) on a 35.3% success rate (No. 15) against New York, however, that percentage has increased to 40.2% over the team’s last three games.
With Golden State being a top-10 three-point shooting team, it’s hard to find a more favorable matchup. As long as shooters like Curry, Thompson and Jordan Poole do their thing, the Warriors should continue finding success at Chase Center.
Another thing that gives the Warriors an advantage is that the Knicks have been playing a lot of basketball lately. This game is New York’s third in the last four days, whereas this will be Golden State’s second in that span.
At the end of the day, I’m going with the Warriors winning. They’ve found their groove at home and a lack of rest makes the Knicks vulnerable. Still, the latter is a solid team this season and I have them keeping it close, so give me the Knicks at +7 on the spread.
I’m also going with the under as another solid bet to make. The total has gone under in each of New York’s last five road games, as well as in fur of Golden State’s last five. That’s a trend I expect to continue in tonight’s Knicks vs Warriors tilt.
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