Denver Nuggets (4-5) at New York Knicks (5-4)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +6 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points and 11.6 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 22 points and 3.9 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing six rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.6 points and 7.3 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 34-15-3 in Nuggets last 52 overall. The under is 6-0 in Knicks last 6 overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets continue to have issues on the defensive side and them being on the end of a back to back here likely doesn't improve matters. The New York Knicks are a team we've pretty much backed out of the gate and they continue to be one of the bigger surprises of the league led by a quality defense. The Knicks have a little bop in their step and are starting to feel like they belong on that court. Nuggets should be favored and probably should win, but I'll keep backing the Knicks in the underdog role.