The 2022-23 NBA season is in full swing with another 11 matchups set for action on Friday night. One of those battles features the New York Knicks (8-7) and Golden State Warriors (6-9) in a showdown between Western Conference title threats.
Here are three of the best prop bets for the Knicks-Warriors game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.
Knicks vs Warriors Player Props
1. Stephen Curry - Points & Assists: Over 36.5 (-113)
This line is too low for a scorer like Stephen Curry. The eight-time All-Star has dropped at least 40 points in three of his last five games alone and is also averaging 5.6 assists per contests during that span. Overall, he has cashed this prop bet in five of the Warriors' seven home games and draws a great matchup on Friday night. The Knicks are allowing the eighth-most points and eighth-most assists per game to opposing point guards. New York gives up the second-most three-pointers to the position as well. With both of these teams ranking among the top-10 in pace, expect a lot of ton of extra possessions in this one. That gives Curry an opportunity to put on a show.
2. Julius Randle - Rebounds: Over 8.5 (-125)
The Warriors' efforts on the boards this season have left a lot to be desired. Golden State is allowing the seventh-most rebounds per game (54.8) and an opponent defensive rebounding percentage of 79.5% (No. 24 in NBA). That bodes well for Julius Randle's chances of making a big impact in this battle. Randle has cashed the over on this prop in five of his last eight games and is averaging exactly 9.0 boards per game during that span. Keep in mind the 27-year-old has put up double-digit rebounds in eight of his last 10 games against the Warriors, too. The Knicks have a size advantage at power forward in this game, so look for Randle to exploit that.
3. Kevon Looney - Points: Under 7.5 (-136)
Kevon Looney is an afterthought on a Warriors' offense that is filled with powerful scorers like Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole. After all, he has scored less than 8 points in six of his last nine games. He also runs into a defense that is giving up the third-fewest points to opposing centers. The Knicks have become a stout defense under head coach Tom Thibodeau, allowing an opposing shooting percentage of just 45.2% (No. 5 in NBA) and only 45.9 points in the paint per game (No. 8 in NBA). Looney finds success when he bullies his way to the rim and grabs offensive rebounds. That's going to be tough to do against New York.
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