Nuggets vs. Knicks Prediction
The Denver Nuggets have won six out of their last 10 games overall but have not been profitable at the betting window during that same stretch. Are the New York Knicks a good play at home as a double-digit underdog when they host the Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. ET?
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 22, 2019
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are 11-point favorites to beat the Knicks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 216.5 points and as of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread.
Denver Nuggets Fantasy Spin
Jamal Murray scored 15 points (7-of-14 FGs) on Thursday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against Washington. The two blocks tied a season-high for Murray, who didn't have any blocks in his previous 11 games. He finds himself inside the top-75 in 9-category leagues over the last two weeks, averaging 16.0 points, 3.2 boards, 3.0 dimes and 1.8 triples per game in that time frame. The Nuggets extremely favorable schedule to round out the season will keep Murray busy for his fantasy owners.
New York Knicks Fantasy Spin
DeAndre Jordan struggled in 18 minutes of action Wednesday with six points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block. His recent spurt of assists continued tonight, and it wasn't a total loss with the defensive stats providing a lift for fantasy owners. New York simply had no reason to put him back into a blowout tonight, so they let Mitchell Robinson run wild with 30 minutes off the bench. Jordan draws another tough matchup vs. Denver on Friday, before another date he should have circled -- the Clippers visit MSG on Sunday.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight road games v versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400.
The Knicks failed to cover the spread in six of their previous eight games and are 4-11 against the number in their last 15 games playing on one day of rest.
The home team in this series has covered the spread in seven of the previous 10 meetings. While the Knicks have been awful overall, they are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games coming off a loss of more than 10 points and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous contest. Finally, the Nuggets have been unprofitable on the road, posting a 7-15 ATS record away from the Pepsi Center. They’re just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus Eastern Conference foes, too.
Friday NBA Prediction: New York Knicks +11