- Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has +700 odds to score the first basket and for the Warriors to win.
- Golden State has -210 odds to beat the New York Knicks straight up.
- Curry averages 48.2% from the three against the Knicks for his career.
NEW YORK – The Golden State Warriors are coming in as 5-point road favorites against the New York Knicks. The big story is Steph Curry being likely to break the all-time three-pointer record in Madison Square Garden.
The Warriors are just 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games and are on a three-game streak of not covering the spread. The Knicks are 4-6 against the spread.
Golden State Warriors Vs. New York Knicks
- Warriors Moneyline: -210
- Knicks Moneyline: +175
- Spread: Warriors -5
- Totals: O/U 211
Curry has +700 odds to score the first basket and for the Warriors to win the game. Curry also sees +1000 odds at popular sportsbooks to score the first basket and the Knicks to win.
Curry is coming off of a 26-point outing against the Indiana Pacers where he went 5-15 from three, shooting 33.3%.
He was initially favored to break the 3-point record against the Pacers which explains why he shot the ball so many times.
Curry did not get the first basket in this matchup, however, as that went to Domantas Sabonis of the Pacers. In fact, the first Warriors field goal attempt came from Jordan Poole. The first Warriors score came from Draymond Green.
Curry did not attempt a shot until 7:55 into the first quarter, a missed three-point jumper. Due to being so close to getting the record, however, Curry could come into this game more aggressively early and get the first basket.
Curry Vs. The Knicks
Surely Steph Curry will become the all-time leader in three-pointers made when the Warriors visit the Knicks!
The stars have aligned for him to break Ray Allen's record at the Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of Basketball 🙌 pic.twitter.com/LbovZjH0ap
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The Warriors star point guard averages 27 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field and 40.1% shooting from behind the arc.
Over/Under – Points S. Curry (GSW)
- Over (27.5) -119
- Under (27.5) -109
The Over is favored for Curry’s total points likely due to the big night Curry is expected to have. However, Curry’s scoring has been on a downswing in recent games.
In his last 10 outings, Curry has averaged 38.6% from behind the arc for 24.9 PPG and averages 26.1 PPG on 40.2% shooting from the field and 37.4% shooting from three on the road.
Curry scored 26 against the Indiana Pacers, 18 against the Philadelphia 76ers, and 22 against the Portland Trail Blazers in his last three outings.
The Knicks have a defensive rating of just 110.8, however, and Curry was torching the league prior to the last three games.
Over/Under – Three-Point Field Goals Made S. Curry (GSW)
- Over (5.5) -112
- Under (5.5) -115
The Under is favored at NBA sportsbooks likely due to Curry’s recent outings. Steph hit five threes against the Pacers and just three against the 76ers. In The matchup against the Blazers Curry made six threes, however.
Curry only needs two threes to break the record, so it is understandable to assume that he won’t be jacking up as many shots as he has in the last few games as he aimed to break it. On the other hand, Curry does perform well at Madison Square Garden.
Curry averages 25.2 PPG, 6.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game against the Knicks for his career. The two-time MVP also shoots 48.2% from three against the Knicks. With the odds for the Over set low, betting fans may want to jump on them.
Things tip-off at 7:30 p.m. EST on TNT.
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