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2021 NBA Handicapping
(10-11) Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks (11-11)
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets +100 | Knicks -120 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets +1.5 / Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
The Denver Nuggets will be on the road to take on the New York Knicks on Saturday, December 4th. The tip-off is set for 1:00 ET from Madison Square Garden.
This is the second game of a long road trip for the Nuggets.
New York has remained a 1.5 point favorite in this one. The total has gone from 211.5 to 210.5.
This is a Nuggets team that has really not played all that well so far this year. Sure, they could get better, but they have a lot of work to do.
This team has lost four of their last five games. That is not going to cut it if you want to make the playoffs in the Western Conference.
I really thought these guys would be playing much better than they have. They have yet to put it all together in 2021.
The wrist injury of Nikola Jokic certainly hurt this squad. They are simply a different team when he is not on the court. It is a good sign for them that he is back to playing.
Denver last played on Wednesday, where they lost to the Orlando Magic by a score of 108-103. Simply put, you cannot lose to a team like that.
When you play against a team that is as bad as Orlando is, you have to score more than 103 points. Things will not get easier for them when they have to face a better team in the Knicks.
New York Knicks
This Knicks team has battled with consistency all year long. You never truly know what to expect from them game to game.
New York has a record of 11-11, which happens to put them in 11th place. Unless they get better and other teams in the conference get worse, this will not be a playoff team
Clearly, the Kemba Walker experience failed miserably for these guys. He was a guy that was supposed to help the team and now he is out of the rotation.
New York lost to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday by a score of 119-115. Those are games that the good teams figure out how to win. At the end of the day, the Bulls executed when it mattered most better than the Knicks did.
Julius Randle had 30 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Chicago. Derrick Rose, Evan Fournier, and Alec Burks all had 16 points on the night. The offense was not the problem, but the defense had no answers for what the Bulls wanted to do.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Knicks.
- The Nuggets are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against the Knicks.
- The Knicks are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
- The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
This is a battle between two teams that need to start playing better basketball at a more consistent level. If they do not, then they will be watching the playoffs from their homes.
Denver has had a lot of success against New York as of late and I would not be surprised if that trend continues in this one.
I have been very disappointed with the way the Knicks ‘ defense has played this year. On that note, they are going to have their hands full when they try and stop Jokic & co.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
I can see this being a pretty close game. I do not feel that one team is much better than the other, so I would be surprised to see a blowout by either side.
In this spot, I like Denver getting the 1.5. Even though it is not high, I just do not trust New York to cover. I could even see Denver winning outright.
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