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New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets - 3/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +11 -- Over/Under: 216
TV Channel
ALT, MSG
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The Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Denver Nuggets look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 112 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last six road games.

The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and six assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last six home games.

The Nuggets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Knicks are 18-37 ATS in their last 55 home games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 vs. Western Conference. The under is 16-5 in Nuggets last 21 overall.

I've made a case a lot this season for the New York Knicks and the boatload of points, and they've failed more times than not. The Knicks lose by an average of 15.5 points when a double-digit underdog and are 10-13 ATS when a double-digit underdog. The Knicks are also just 10-22 ATS at home this season and enter this contest losing by an average of 17.4 points in their last five games. The Denver Nuggets aren't as good on the road as they are at home and are on the end of a back to back, but the numbers for the Knicks are just awful. It's Nuggets or pass for me.

Pick:
Denver Nuggets -11

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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