Suns vs. Knicks - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (13-51) at Phoenix Suns (34-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -12 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSAZ
The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday night at the US Airways Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 1.7 assists. Langston Galloway is dishing three assists and Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks simply can’t wait for the season to end, especially after shooting just 39.6 percent from the field in a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Knicks are just a lousy basketball team that’s better off losing the rest of the way in order to get the top pick in the draft.
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The Phoenix Suns need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 104.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Gerald Green is shooting 40.6 percent from the field and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns need to start winning consistently if they’re going to get back in the playoff race. The Suns are shooting just 41.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost four of their last six games on their home court. Brandon Knight and Alex Len are expected to miss this game with injuries.
The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the Knicks are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Can you back the Knicks with the way they're playing? The answer is no. While I hate the big, the Suns have to be the play here.