New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/16/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (16-24) at New York Knicks (11-30)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under:
The Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.4 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 9.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last eight road games.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 18.8 points and 9.2 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last six home games.
The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall. The Suns are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and 12-4-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns continue to get thrown into these favorite roles that they don't deserve, and they've failed to cover each of their last five games. The New York Knicks are playing dreadful basketball right now, which includes being outscored by 17.8 points in their last five games. With all that said, I'm still not laying points with the Suns. Not happening. It's Knicks and the points at home or pass. The Suns aren't a good basketball team.