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Contrarian Cash

Contrarian Cash

Minnesota vs. New York, 12/02/2016 19:30 EDT, Score: 114 - 118

Point Spread: -2/-105 New York

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Win

Contrarian Cash - Rickenbach NBA Game #508 Friday - 8* New York Knicks (-) vs Minnesota Timberwolves @ 7:35 ET - The very first lines that popped up on this game when released yesterday showed the Knicks at -4.5 and they've quickly come down from there and are now all the way down to a -2 as of early Friday morning. I understand the move because this is a chance for "right back revenge" for the Timberwolves as they just lost to the Knicks in Minnesota on Wednesday. However, just because I understand the move doesn't mean that I agree with it. The fact is that the Knicks are 7-3 SU and ATS in home games so far this season while the T-wolves are 2-7 SU and ATS in road games so far this season. Couple that with the fact that the Knicks have "only" another Western Conference foe on deck and you have the makings of some solid small home fave line value with New York in this game. Keep in mind the Knicks strength of schedule has been tougher than Minnesota's has so far this season and also New York beat the Timberwolves Wednesday despite a huge disparity in free throws as the T-wolves got all the calls on their home floor. New York has now won 3 straight match-ups with Minny and the Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS an underdog this season while the Knicks are 5-1 ATS as a favorite. The "revenge angle" on the T-wolves has ended up giving us line value on the Knicks and, keep in mind, even with playing with revenge Minnesota has a SU record of 36-91 the past 3 seasons and this line is so small that any NY win should also end up being a cover. 8* NEW YORK KNICKS Friday evening


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