New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks 3/21/24

Denver Nuggets (48-21) vs New York Knicks (41-27)

Game Info: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 210 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Knicks vs Nuggets prediction.

New York Knicks Betting Preview

The New York Knicks are coming off wins over the 76ers, Trail Blazers, Kings, and Warriors. The New York Knicks are averaging 112 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.6 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 24 points and 9.2 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Donte DiVincenzo is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently beat the Timberwolves and Spurs while losing to the Mavericks. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.7 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 12th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (27.6) this season.
  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 11th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (11.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (31.0).
  • The Knicks rank T1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.9).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.3).

Knicks vs Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, where they're 27-6 SU. The Nuggets are also playing their best ball of the season, with wins in 8 of their last 10 games. Still, the Knicks as an underdog is attractive as they play hard, and they have a punchers chance every night with Brunson leading the way. The Knicks beat the Nuggets by 38 points back in January, and they've won 3 straight games against Denver overall. The Knicks have also outright won their last 3 games as an underdog. I'll take a stab with the Knicks and the points.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +8.5

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