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TNT NBA Thursday- FREE Pick- Harout Massoyan Handicapping. ENJOY!
New York vs. San Antonio, 11/15/2012 20:30
New York +5½/-107
New york has been quite impressive this season so far. Not only are they 5-0, and hold the best record in the NBA, all 5 of their victories have been by double digits. They are very focused in the season so far, and have a massive point differential of +78, and in an average of 5 games, that means they are winning by 15.6 points per game. That is a lot of cushion room and would be a 20 point swing around if they couldn't cover their spread tonight in San Antonio, which is highly unlikely by the way they have been playing thus far.
They are also 5-0 against the spread, covering easily in all 5 games. This is a team that has shocked many due to the absence of Amare, but if you have watched the games, this gives Carmelo more touches on the ball, it sets him comfortably free to do what he does best in the league, score for his team. He is averaging 1/4 of his teams points every night out, scoring 26.8 ppg.
Tonight, they face the San Antonio spurs, their toughest opponent this season thus far, but when they faced the next closest thing in their home opener (the heat) they put a pounding on them. They outscored them in 3 out of the four quarters, and come away with a 20 point win against an elite team in the NBA.
San Antonio is not much different and even though they look really nice this year, most of their wins against the BETTER and ELITE teams they have faced thus far such as the Lakers, the Clippers, and the Thunder, have all been tight games, and have won by either two, or three points, or lost like they did against the clippers. They play their fourth game in seven nights today, and with old legs, they will have a tough time pulling away by any margin against an aggressive, hungry, and confident New York Knicks team.
This is a match up of the two best teams in the NBA as far as records go, and to give 5 points in the spread to a team that is undefeated and has won all their games by double digits is a bit high in my most professional analysis. Regardless of if the Spurs win, expect a close game.
My Prediction will be
Spurs 99-97 Knicks.
Take the +5.5/5 on the Knicks tonight, and enjoy an epic TNT battle.
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Pick = New York Knicks +5.5 / -101
Sportsbook = 5Dimes