Phoenix Suns (4-4) at New York Knicks (3-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Phoenix Suns look for another win after winning four of their last five games to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.1 points and 4.4 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds. Mike James is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The New York Knicks look for their third home victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 102 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 27.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.6 points and three assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last eight home games. Ron Baker is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Suns are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Friday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Suns are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York, 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and underdog is 16-7-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
While the Knicks are having some success as of late, they're still a bad basketball team that shouldn't be the favorite against many teams in this league. Meanwhile, the Suns are 4-1 with Jay Triano as head coach, and they just beat the Washington Wizards on the road as 13-point underdogs. It may feel weird and it's a trend that's likely going to end eventually, but there's no reason to turn down free points with the way the Suns are playing right now. This is a confident bunch that can put the ball in the hoop. Give me my free buckets with Phoenix on the road.