Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. The Phoenix Suns take their 14-game winning streak to Madison Square Garden as they face off with the New York Knicks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After a 120-115 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, the Phoenix Suns are now 2-0 on their current 4-game road trip. Even though they didn’t cover the spread in that game, they’ll be happy with the win and the way they performed. Devin Booker had 35 points and Chris Paul added 17 points plus 12 assists. A couple of injuries haven’t slowed down the Suns run, they’ll once again be without Frank Kaminsky here and joining him on the sidelines could be Abdul Nader who is having issues with his knee and is questionable for tonight. Bettors haven’t been that much happy with the Suns, despite their unbeaten month so far. They are just 9-9 ATS for the season and have covered the spread just once in their last 6 games. Against the Knicks though, they have enjoyed a decent run of 6 straight wins and have covered the spread in each of those games.
New York Knicks
Can the Knicks play the role of streak busters tonight? They are in decent form after winning their 3rd game in 5 outings against the Lakers at home on Wednesday. After almost letting a 25-point lead slip away, the Knicks got the job done behind 26 points from Evan Fournier and 20 points plus 16 rebounds from Julius Randle. They won’t be without a chance against the Suns at home tonight. Right now the Knicks rank 3rd in the NBA in three-point percentage and if they get hot early, things could very well swing their way here. A total of 6 of their players are shooting at least 35% from downtown and the Suns aren’t really known for the defending the perimeter all that well. Opponents score on 34.2% attempts against them. New York has covered the spread 5 times in their last 7 games against Pacific Division opponents and they’ve won 5 of 6 vs Western Conference teams.
New York comes into this one as underdogs, manly because of the long Suns win streak. The Knicks play some of their best basketball when their backs are against the wall and that’s exactly the case in tonight’s game. Derrick Rose could also make a comeback and with the MSG crowd buzzing after Thanksgiving, I think the Knicks will give it their all to end this Suns streak. Let’s back New York to cover here.
New York Knicks – Phoenix Suns Odds
New York Knicks – Phoenix Suns Predictions
Knicks +3 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
This game is going to be won on the defensive end. Both sides have had the majority of their games go under the total this season. For the Suns 5 of 8 games on the road have finished under, while for the Knicks that number is 4-6 in favor of the under at MSG. New York is currently on a 8-game streak of games finishing under the total, including 5 in a row at home. Their last 3 opponents have averaged just 102.7 points per game which is a good sign when you’re facing a team that’s 8th in the NBA in offensive rating. Defensively the suns are the 3rd best defensively rated team, while New York is 16th right now. Suns play the 4th fastest pace in the league, but with New York playing at home I have a feeling they will dictate the tempo here and they are just 25th in the NBA in pace of play. I think the under is the smart play in this one.
Under 216.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365