Suns vs. Knicks Prediction
Two teams that have yet to get to 10 wins on the season collide tonight at 7:30PM ET when the New York Knicks host the Phoenix Suns.
531 Phoenix Suns at 532 New York Knicks
Monday, December 17, 2018
7:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Knicks are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 71 percent going on the Knicks as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Suns look for three straight
The Phoenix Suns are riding back-to-back wins over the Mavericks and the Timberwolves coming into tonight. They have also covered the spread in three of their last four games. Phoenix is 6-24 on the season, 1-13 on the road, 11-19 against the spread and 18-12 with the under.
The Suns are not doing anything great on either side of the ball. Offensively, Phoenix is averaging 102.3 points per game while shooting 33.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Suns are giving up 112.7 points per game while opponents shoot 48 percent against them. The team may get the debut of Austin Rivers tonight, as he was traded for late last week. Devin Booker returned from injury this weekend. He averages 23.8 points and 6.8 assists per game this year. TJ Warren adds 18.1 points per contest.
Knicks return home
New York is returning home after a brief 3-game road trip in which the Knicks went 1-2. New York has covered the spread in its last two games. The Knicks are 9-22 on the season, 4-9 at home, 15-15-1 against the spread and 18-13 with the over.
The Knicks are not doing anything special on either side of the ball either. The defense is giving up 115 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.6 percent from the field. On offense, New York averages 108.5 points per game while shooting just 43.9 percent. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team with 21 points per game while Enes Kanter is adding 15.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Suns are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games when playing on one day of rest. They have also failed to cover in four straight road games.
The Knicks have covered the spread in four straight conference games, but they have failed to cover in four straight against Pacific division opponents.
The Suns haven’t had much to be excited about, but they have a chance to get a little momentum going tonight. The Knicks are coming off a road game against Indiana last night, which was a physical battle. The Suns got Devin Booker back and it immediately provided a boost for the offense. Booker is definitely a difference maker and will be the best player on the floor tonight.
NBA Prediction: Phoenix Suns +1.5