After what seemed like a stretch of games against the NBA’s elite that felt like it would never end, the New York Knicks had a few, much needed ‘cupcake’ matchups last week.
Yet still, they ended the week with a record of 2 and 1. They should have beaten a Bradley Beal-less Wizards team but no sense in crying over spilled milk.
The next 3 games on the docket are surely very winnable games that the Knicks should look to take advantage of to help them ‘get right’.
Up next, we have a game against a decimated Minnesota team to watch tonight that should be without the following players:
- Karl-Anthony Towns
- D’Angelo Russell
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- McKinley Wright
- Naz Reid
- Anthony Edwards
- Taurean Prince
The Knicks on the other hand have just gotten back pretty much everyone that they had recently lost due to health and safety protocols.
Your Best Bets for tonight’s New York Knicks game
The only major blow to the rotation was losing Derrick Rose for what looks like it could be for 6 to 8 weeks after right ankle surgery.
After what was thought to be a rightful benching, all eyes have been on Kemba Walker and he’s delivered in a big way the last 3 games.
Kemba averaged the above stat line and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Needless to say, the Knicks need Walker to remain this hot if they want to start winning some games in an attempt to make a playoff push later on in the season.
As per WynnBet, the Knicks are road favorites at -180 while Minnesota’s line is at +150.
The spread for tonight’s game is currently at -4, but it’s dropped by half a point since I started writing this article, so the public might be slamming the points pretty hard in this one.
Not sure why, as Minnesota’s entire starting 5 could be out for this game.
The Knicks have been piss-poor against the spread this season with a record of 14 and 19, covering in just 42.4% of their games this season.
The T-Wolves have been marginally better with a record of 17 and 16, covering in 51.5% of their games.
The game’s Over/Under is set at 213.5, which seems a little high if you ask me.
The Knicks are a big ‘Under’ team this season, doing so 54.6% of the time.
The Wolves have almost a .500 record between going Over and Under on the season, hitting the OVer 51.5% of the time.
Final Verdict: The safest bet to take would certainly be the Under here, as the Wolves don’t have anyone who can put the ball in the cup.
Personally, I think the Knicks easily cover the -4 spread. I think Vegas is taking too much of the Knicks’ previous woes into account here.
They’re simply not a bad team. They’ve just been playing badly.
This is also a bit of a revenge game for Thibs as he was hired and subsequently, albeit unfairly fired by the Wolves just a few seasons ago.
Take the -4 with confidence, but if you’re scared…take the Moneyline and parlay it with the Under to win some moolah.