NBA FREE PICK: New York Knicks -5
New York vs. Toronto,
02/14/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 90 - 87
Point Spread: -5/-108 New York
Something special is going on in New York. Under the sensational play of Jeremy Lin the Knicks have went from a team that was flirting with not making the playoffs, to a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. While I think the public has jumped on the Lin bandwagon, I still think there is a lot of value with New York.
The Knicks get Amare Stoudemire back tonight and I think he is going to fit in extremely well with the new look Knicks. The only thing that scares me is when Carmelo Anthony returns to the lineup. At that point I would take caution until we get a good idea of how Melo is going to accept not being the star.
Sure 5-points is a lot for the Knicks to be laying at Toronto, but if New York plays like they have been this game won't even be close! I think this is one of those times when you ride out a teams hot streak. New York has won five straight and are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games. I think this line is inflated if you are talking about the Knicks team from a month ago, but not the one that will be taking the floor tonight! BET THE KNICKS!