Nuggets vs. Knicks Prediction & Odds

Nuggets vs. Knicks 3/18/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

The number-one-seed Denver Nuggets travel to New York to face the fifth-seeded Knicks on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET. Can the Knicks cover the 2-point spread as home underdogs?

The Denver Nuggets are 47-23 on the season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets are 37-32-1 ATS on the year.

The New York Knicks are 41-30 on the season. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 39-29-3 ATS on the year.

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

527 Denver Nuggets (-2) at 528 New York Knicks (+2); O/U 229.5

1:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Nuggets vs. Knicks Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 67% of public bettors are currently backing the Knicks +2 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.

Denver Nuggets DFS Spin

Denver small forward Michael Porter Jr. leads the team with an average of 2.9 made three-pointers per game. He shoots a terrific 41.1% from beyond the arc on 7.1 attempts per game. Porter could help your DFS squad in scoring and rebounding as he’s averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Nuggets this year.

If you need a cost-effective option at shooting guard, consider Denver’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The former top-10 draft pick is averaging 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.9 made three-pointers per game for Denver on the campaign. He’s scored in double figures in 10 of his last 19 games and may be a threat to top the 10-point mark in New York on Saturday.  

New York Knicks DFS Spin

The status of New York point guard Jalen Brunson could loom large over this game. Brunson has missed the Knicks’ last three games with a left foot contusion, but he reportedly logged a full practice on Friday. Despite that, he’s still officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s game. Brunson is second on the Knicks in scoring with 23.8 points per game and leads the club in assists with 6.1 per game.

Knicks forward RJ Barrett could see some more shots if Brunson is unable to play Saturday. Barrett is averaging 19.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.9 made three-pointers per game for New York this season. He might be a nice value play in DFS if the price is right for him on Saturday.  

Nuggets vs. Knicks NBA Betting Trends

Denver is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning straight-up record.

Denver is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.

Denver is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the Knicks in New York.

New York is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games.

Nuggets vs. Knicks NBA Prediction

The Denver Nuggets are second in the NBA in offensive efficiency this season. Their star center Nikola Jokic is a big reason why. Jokic has won two straight NBA MVP awards and is in the running for his third straight this season. The Serbian big man is nearly averaging a triple-double as he’s putting up 24.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game while shooting a scorching 63.3% from the field this season. Jokic will likely be the best player on the court on Saturday, and that’s why I’m taking the Nuggets on the road in New York.  


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