Knicks vs. Suns Prediction
Are the Phoenix Suns a good bet to cover the point spread on Friday night when they host the New York Knicks at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: New York. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are 1-point favorites to knock off the Suns, who opened as 2.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 217.5 after hitting the board at 221.
Who Public Bettors Like: Phoenix. As of Friday afternoon, the Suns are receiving 53% of the online wagers for this game. The under is also receiving 79% of the betting tickets wagered online for tonight's game.
Who We Like: Phoenix. The Suns have covered the spread in four of their last five games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. They're also 7-3-1 at the betting window in their last 11 games coming off a loss, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent from the Atlantic Division and are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a losing straight up record.
On the other side, the Knicks are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus Western Conference competition, are 3-7 against the number in their last 10 road games versus an opponent with a losing home record, and have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +1