Denver Nuggets (10-11) vs. New York Knicks (11-11)
December 4, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -1.5; Over/Under: -211.5
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The Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The New York Knicks need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 103.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and 13.8 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 106.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.9 points and 10.2 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 14 points and 2.1 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-0 in Nuggets last 6 overall. The under is 9-3 in Knicks last 12 overall. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets have been struggling lately, and they’re a banged up team that’s losing their last five games by an average of 11 points. However, let’s not act like the Knicks are lighting the world on fire, as they’re piling up the losses as well, and they lose at home by an average of 3.1 points. With Jokic, the Nuggets are still the better team here, even with all of their injuries. Give me the free bucket.