In a non-conference matchup, the Knicks will host the Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. The Nuggets are favored by 2.5 and come into the game with a 31-14 record, which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference.
The Knicks, who are currently on a four-game win streak, are 5th in the East with a record of 27-17. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET and the game can be seen on MSG.
DENVER NUGGETS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Denver Nuggets -2.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE DENVER NUGGETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-112 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Nuggets Lock in a Win at New York?
In their last game against the Pacers, the Nuggets won by a score of 114-109. This victory improved their record to 31-14 for the season, which is currently 3rd in the Western Conference.
On the road, Denver has won three straight games and has a 14-10 record for the season. Against the spread, they are 8-15 on the road and 17-21 as the favorite.
This season, the Nuggets have been favored in 40 of their 45 games and have a record of 29-11 as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 2.5 points.
Denver’s O/U record for the season is 17-27-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 223, and their games have averaged 226.8 points per game.
Overall, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 19-24, and their last game vs. the Pacers finished as a push. In the Western Conference, their ATS record is 17-10, and they are 2-4 vs. other teams in their division.
When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are 14th in the league at 115.9 points per game. However, they have been much better at home, averaging 120.6 points compared to 111.8 on the road. So far, Denver has outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.1% of their games.
Denver’s offensive success has come from their ability to score inside. They are 2nd in the league in two-point field goals made and have a two-point field goal percentage of 56%, which is 4th in the NBA. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, ranking 27th in three-pointers made per game.
Overall, the Nuggets are 3rd in the league in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the NBA at 96.4 possessions per game. When it comes to free throws, Denver is 29th in both attempts and makes.
At this time, the Nuggets’ defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 110.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nuggets are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.
Does New York Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
The Knicks have won four straight games and are currently 27-17, which is good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 3rd place.
New York’s ATS record for the season is 26-18, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. At home, they are 12-7 ATS and 14-11 ATS on the road.
As the underdog, the Knicks have gone 7-11 straight-up and 9-9 ATS. Today, they are getting 2.5 points as the underdog. In their last two games as the underdog, they have covered the spread.
The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 18-25-1, and their games have averaged 225.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 223, and the team has gone under the total in their last six games.
In their most recent game, the Knicks defeated the Nets by a score of 108-103. New York covered the spread as 4-point favorites, and the O/U line for the game was also 223.
At home, the Knicks are averaging 113.8 points per game, which is 23rd in the league. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 115 points per game. In terms of pace, New York is 27th in the NBA at 96.8 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 13th in the league in both attempts (35.5 per game) and makes (13.2 per game). Overall, they are 21st in field goal percentage (46%). In terms of two-point shooting, New York is 23rd in the league.
So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games. In terms of assists, New York is 29th in the league at 24 per game. At the free-throw line, they are 11th in makes (18.9 per game) and 9th in attempts (24.1 per game).
This season, the Knicks’ defense is the 3rd ranked defense in the NBA at 3rd PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 65.9% of their games. For the season, New York is ranked 26th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.7 free-throws per game vs. the Knicks and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.9%.