Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks - 2/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (20-31) at New York Knicks (23-30)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets pay a visit to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden today.
The Nuggets have won three of their last five games and look to build on Friday's 115-110 upset win over the Bulls. Danilo Gallinari dominated the game with 33 points (18-18 free throws), Emmanuel Mudiay added 22 points while Will Barton had 18 points off the bench as the Nuggets trailed the Bulls for the majority of the game before rallying late thanks to a dominant 42-21 fourth quarter effort. The Nuggets were somewhat lucky that the Bulls' best player in Jimmy Butler left the game with a strained left knee in the win on Friday, but they've definitely been playing some good basketball lately and getting the results they deserve. With the win, Denver improves to 20-31 overall and 11-15 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Knicks have lost eight of their last nine games and will be eager to avoid a fifth straight defeat following Friday's 91-85 loss to the Grizzlies. Jose Calderon led hte team in scoring with 18 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 17 points while Arron Afflalo had 14, but while the Knicks battled hard to stay competitive and avoid the blowout, they just couldn't get over the hump without Carmelo Anthony who sat out the game with soreness in his knee. With the loss, New York falls to 23-30 on the season and 14-13 at home.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall, while the Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings and 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in New York.
The line has yet to be released for this one so please check back later for my free pick.