new york knicks 100 vs denver nuggets 113

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

Jan-25th
DEN
under
84
:
122
NYK
Mar-17th
DEN
under
110
:
116
NYK
Nov-16th
NYK
over
106
:
103
DEN
Feb-8th
NYK
under
115
:
132
DEN
Dec-3rd
DEN
over
113
:
99
NYK
May-5th
NYK
under
97
:
113
DEN

NYK GAMES

IND
over
130
:
109
NYK
NYK
under
103
:
116
IND
IND
under
91
:
121
NYK
NYK
under
89
:
121
IND
NYK
under
106
:
111
IND

DEN GAMES

MIN
over
98
:
90
DEN
DEN
under
70
:
115
MIN
MIN
under
97
:
112
DEN
DEN
over
115
:
107
MIN
DEN
over
117
:
90
MIN

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
47
Tech Fouls
72
Minutes
240.6
AVG Minutes
240.3
Assists
24.4
AVG Assists
29.5
Points
112.8
Points
114.9
Rebounds
32.5
Avd Defensive Rebounds
33.7
Games
13
Total Games Played
12
Fouls
5
Tech Fouls
9
Minutes
241.9
AVG Minutes
240
Assists
22.5
AVG Assists
24.9
Points
109.9
Points
102.2
Rebounds
29.4
Avd Defensive Rebounds
32.6