Knicks vs. Nuggets - 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
TV: ALT, MSG
The Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks meet Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 2.3 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a quad injury.
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The New York Knicks need a win here after losing eight of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.3 points and two assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six home games. Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas are questionable.
The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Knicks need a win here in hopes of stopping the bleeding and in order to make any run in the second half of the season. The Nuggets aren't good on the road and are coming off a miracle win over the Bulls. I like New York at home here.