Warriors vs. Knicks best bet: New York’s winning streak will reach 8

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

There isn’t a hotter team in the NBA right now than the New York Knicks, who have won seven straight games entering Tuesday’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors are coming off a win against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, led by 43 points from Jordan Poole. However, Golden State has struggled on the road this season overall, winning just three of its 17 road games.

Steph Curry (shoulder) and Andrew Wiggins (groin) aren’t expected to play in this game for Golden State while Klay Thompson and Jonathan Kuminga are both listed as probable.

The Knicks escaped the Indiana Pacers with a come-from-behind win on Sunday, and they have risen to the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference amongst this win streak. New York has the second-best net rating in the NBA over its last 10 games, and it’s come from a new commitment on the defensive end of the floor.

The Knicks are 7-7 at Madison Square Garden this season, so can they get over .500 at home tonight?

Here’s a look at the latest odds and a best bet for this matchup:

Warriors vs. Knicks odds, spread and total

Warriors vs. Knicks prediction and pick

This is lining up as a wonderful spot for the Knicks to keep their winning streak going, especially since Wiggins is out for Golden State.

The Warriors are one of the worst teams in the NBA to bet on when they’re on the road, going 4-13 against the spread this season. They have really struggled on defense away from Chase Center, ranking 29th in the NBA in defensive rating on the road.

The Knicks have been clicking over this seven-game win streak, and their season-long numbers are starting to show they are a playoff-caliber team.

New York is ninth in defensive rating, 10th in net rating, and 13th in offensive rating on the season. Its lefty trio of RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Jalen Brunson has dominated over this recent stretch.

There’s no doubt Golden State, which beat the Knicks earlier this season, can score in bunches when hot, but with no Curry or Wiggins, I have to back the red-hot Knicks.

New York has a major advantage on the glass (sixth in rebounding percentage compared to Golden State at 18th), and it’s covered the spread in every game on this win streak.

The Knicks push it to eight straight tonight.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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