new york knicks 106 vs denver nuggets 103

ANALYSIS

Can the Knicks finally beat a team above .500 when they take on the Nuggets?

The Knicks MO this season has been beating up on bad teams but falling short against good ones. The Knicks last win came against the Pistons, and RJ Barrett had his best game of the season going for 30/5/5 on 59% shooting. If he can continue to elevate his play to true All Star levels, and Jalen Brunson can continue being the best point guard the Knicks have had in years, they should be able to notch a few wins against competitive teams, otherwise they’ll remain firmly in the middle of the pack.

The Nuggets had been rolling on a 4-game win streak before getting smacked in the mouth by the Celtics in a 19-point blowout. They could not contain the Celtics’ duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who combined for 59 points on 61% shooting on the night. Nikola Jokic continues to play at an MVP level, but his scoring is significantly down this season from 27.1 ppg last season to 21.8 this year. 

Before they play each other, The Knicks will be at home against the Thunder on Sunday, in Utah against the Jazz on Tuesday night, and the Nuggets have the Bulls in Chicago on Monday night.

 

WHY BET ON THE new york knicks

The Knicks are 2-6-1 against the spread in their last 9 games, and have only covered once when they weren’t favored. It will be tough for the Knicks’ 21st ranked defense to stop the Nuggets 6th ranked offense.

WHY BET ON THE denver nuggets

The last 2 Nuggets games have hit the over as Denver has recently found their stroke from three. Both teams have a bottom-10 ranked defense so there should be plenty of points to go around. 

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Feb-8th
NYK
under
115
:
132
DEN
Dec-3rd
DEN
over
113
:
99
NYK
May-5th
NYK
under
97
:
113
DEN
Jan-9th
DEN
over
114
:
89
NYK
Dec-15th
NYK
under
105
:
111
DEN
Dec-5th
DEN
over
129
:
92
NYK

NYK GAMES

LAL
over
129
:
123
NYK
NYK
under
115
:
122
BKN
NYK
over
120
:
117
BOS
CLE
under
103
:
105
NYK
NYK
under
116
:
125
TOR

DEN GAMES

NOP
under
113
:
122
DEN
DEN
under
119
:
126
PHI
DEN
under
99
:
107
MIL
DEN
over
99
:
98
NOP
OKC
over
101
:
99
DEN

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
52
Total Games Played
51
Fouls
22
Tech Fouls
49
Minutes
243.8
AVG Minutes
241
Assists
22.5
AVG Assists
28.6
Points
114.4
Points
116.6
Rebounds
34
Avd Defensive Rebounds
32.7