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Knicks vs Nuggets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/18/23

Denver Nuggets (47-23) vs. New York Knicks (41-30)
March 18, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks +1.5; Over/Under: +229.5
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The Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.7 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20 points and 4 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The New York Knicks are averaging 115.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 25.4 points and 10.4 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 23.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.

The Nuggets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets have been shaky at best these last couple of weeks, so it’s weird seeing them favorites on the road. The Nuggets are losing their last 5 games by an average of 5.4 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 3.1 points. The New York Knicks keep covering numbers, and they’re at their best at home. Early start, I’ll grab the free bucket with the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Knicks +1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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