Nuggets vs. Knicks - 3/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (26-38) at Denver Nuggets (25-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, ALT
The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets square off Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14 points and two assists. Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 road games. Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Denver Nuggets also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 101.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 3.6 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 10 home games.
The Knicks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. The Knicks are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
I'm not touching the Knicks, especially on the road. I look for the Nuggets to continue to play hard and get a feel good victory on their home court.