New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/16/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)

PHO -3.0 . Total 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Phoenix Suns are on the road for a matchup with the New York Knicks.  The Suns are (16-24), coming off a 123-110 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.  The Knicks are (11-30), after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-102.

In the Suns loss to the Hawks, Phoenix was led on offense by Devin Booker.  Booker was 12 of 23 from the floor, hitting all 13 foul shots, registering 39 points.  The Suns shot 46% from the floor and 20% from 3-point range.  Phoenix lost the game from 3-point distance, allowing Atlanta to connect 14 times.  The Suns were out rebounded, 55 to 48.  The Suns forced 21 turnovers in the loss.

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In the Knicks loss to the Bucks, New York was guided offensively by Julius Randle.  Randle connected on 10 of 20 attempts from the floor, making both free throws, finishing with 25 points and 15 rebounds.  The Knicks shot 35% from the floor and 30% from deep.  The Knicks had trouble keeping up with the bucks pace, as the Knicks took 10 more shots than Milwaukee, but lost by 26.  New York recorded 12 offensive rebounds.  The Knicks gave up 15 3-pointers defensively. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Suns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.

Suns are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games.

The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 games.

Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when at home against Phoenix.

The over is 5-2 in Suns last 7 games.

The Suns have won 2 of their last 3 games, while the Knicks have dropped 6 of their last 7.  The Suns have a top 10 scoring offense, while the Knicks rank 27th in offensive production.  Defensively, both teams are giving up between 113-114 per game.  I'll take the Suns to win on the road, as Phoenix has shown a better offense and have looked better than New York recently.  Final score prediction, Suns will win and cover, 113-107.  

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Chris’s Pick PHOENIX SUNS -3.0

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