Suns vs. Knicks - 3/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (26-38) at Phoenix Suns (17-46)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +3 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSAZ
The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns square off Wednesday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
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 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Phoenix Suns look for three straight wins for the first time since November. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 11.1 points and 1.9 assists while Mirza Teletovic is averaging 11 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jon Leuer is dishing 1.2 assists and Alex Len is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Knicks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Both teams are a flat out joke, but the Suns have won two straight games and are catching the Knicks on the end of a back to back. I'll take the home team and the free bucket if forced to pick this contest.