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Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks - 1/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks (9-28) at Denver Nuggets (23-11)
Date & Time Tuesday January 1, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -13.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
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The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The New York Knicks are getting desperate for a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 20.7 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.3 points and 10.6 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost their last four road games.

The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points and 4.9 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 18 points and 9.8 rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won their last eight home games.

The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 home games. The over is 11-4 in Knicks last 15 road games.

The New York Knicks are not only piling up the losses SU, but they're not covering during this losing stretch and are being outscored by 18.2 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field in their last five games. The Denver Nuggets are outscoring teams by 11.3 points at home this season and are 3-0 ATS when a double-digit favorite. The New York Knicks are 4-7 ATS when a double-digit underdog. I have to side with the Nuggets in a blowout victory.

Denver Nuggets -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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