Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks - 12/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Pepsi Center)

Denver Nuggets -12.0 . Total 207.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks are on the road for a clash with the Denver Nuggets.  The Knicks are (6-20), coming off a 103-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.  The Nuggets are (15-8), after upending the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-99.

In the Knicks win over the Kings, the Knicks were led on offense by Julius Randle.  Randle connected on 10 of 17 from the floor, making 3 foul shots, totaling 26 points and 9 rebounds.  The Knicks shot 46% from the floor and 30% from 3-point range.  The Knicks trailed by 12 points after the first quarter and cut the deficit to 9 at halftime.  The Knicks needed a big 4th quarter to get the win.  The Knicks out scored the Kings, 31-21 in the 4th quarter.

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The Nuggets were led on offense by Nikola Jokic in the win over the Trail Blazers.  Jokic secured a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the win.  The Nuggets shot 48% from the floor and 50% from 3-point range.  Denver out rebounded Portland 48 to 35 in the game.  he Nuggets won the game, thanks to their 3-point shooting.  The Nuggets made 18 3's compared to the Trail Blazers 9.

Recent Betting Trends:

Knicks are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games.

Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.

The under is 20-9-1 in Knicks last 30 overall.

Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs a team with a losing record.

The under is 18-6 in Nuggets last 24 overall.

Denver has done well in this series, having  won 9 of the last 10 matchups.  The Knick have been awful ATS when pegged as the underdog, going 5-18.  The Knick have struggled to score all year, averaging just over 101 points per game, that ranks 30th in the league.  The Nuggets have been great all year defensively, allowing just 101 per game.  The Nuggets have the best scoring defense and the Knicks will struggle to find success.  Final score prediction, Nuggets will win and cover, 112-96.   

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Chris’s Pick DEN -12.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.