Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (12-49) at Denver Nuggets (22-41)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks take the trip to the Pepsi Center to battle the Denver Nuggets tonight.
The New York Knicks have lost 11 of their last 13 games and will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling to the Pacers by 92-86 on Saturday. Andrea Bargnani led the team with 21 points, Alexey Shved added 15 points and Shane Larkin added 11 points, but no other Knicks player finished in double digits as the Knicks played some inspired basketball in the first half but eventually tasted defeat once again as the Pacers dominated the fourth quarter 32-23 to steal the win. With the loss, New York sink to 12-49 overall, leaving them right at the bottom of the league.
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Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets haven't exactly been piling up the wins themselves, but they did win two straight before losing their last two, including a 114-100 loss against the Rockets on Saturday. Wilson Chandler put together a nice performance of 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting, Randy Foye added 20 points while Ty Lawson added 13 points and 10 assists, but there was just no stopping James Harden and Corey Brewer who scored 28 and 24 points respectively for the in-form Rockets. With the loss, Denver falls to 22-41 on the season and 4-21 in their last 25 games overall.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Nuggets are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a loss.
Head to head, the Knicks are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Denver.
I really wouldn't want your hard-earned money on either of these teams but if I had to choose, I'd rather take the Nuggets at home because they've already beaten the Knicks by double digits this season and I'm thinking there's more of the same tonight.