New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets - 2/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (29-24) vs New York Knicks (24-29)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The New York Knicks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 11 of their last 17 games.
The New York Knicks are averaging 104.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 18.7 points and 10 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.9 points and 2.5 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walker is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points and 13.7 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The over is 9-4-1 in Nuggets last 14 overall. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The New York Knicks aren't a team I'm thrilled to back, especially on the end of a back to back, but they've had loads of covering success in these spots. The Denver Nuggets also have had countless bizarre results this season, and they don't comfortably win games they're supposed to. Denver is a tough spot to play on the end of a back to back, but the trends give the Knicks a fighting chance here. Give me the points if forced to pick.
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Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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