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(23-29) Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks (22-32)
Date: Wednesday February 8th, 2017
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: New York -2
NBA Betting Total: 228
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Denver, coming off an 11-point loss the Atlanta, continues to play poor basketball and is in desperate need of a quality victory. The Nuggets will look for that victory over a drama-filled Knicks team.
Coming off a crazy night in Madison Square Garden, one where the Clippers got the better of New York, the Knicks will look to bounce back and take care of the Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets are not a pretty team. The Denver Nuggets aren’t even a particularly fun team to watch, especially when the ball is in their opponent’s hands.
Denver has one of the worst defenses in the NBA, giving up more than 111 points per game. The team is 3rd worst in the league in opponent’s points per game and has given up 120 or more points 13 times this season.
In literally a third of their games this season, the Nuggets have given up 120 or more.
That doesn’t bode well for this Denver squad.
It doesn’t help that some important players for Denver will likely miss Friday’s game against New York.
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will likely sit out with a back injury. Forward Danilo Gallinari will also be out with this game due to a strained left groin. And Kenneth Faried left the last game with an ankle injury and his status is unknown for Friday.
The Nuggets lose the team’s top scorer in Gallinari, a great passer in Mudiay, and an important presence in the paint in Faried.
The team will be hard-pressed to keep up with the Knicks, regardless of how poorly that side has played recently.
New York Knicks
Coming off a wild night in MSG, one that saw a defense-less, high-scoring first half against the Clippers along with former Knick Charles Oakley being removed from the game in handcuffs, New York continues to freefall and is desperately looking for a good performance against Denver.
It’s been a bizarre season filled with drama and trade rumors fueled by team president Phil Jackson. It’s certainly affected this team on the court and the Knicks have been extremely poor over the past couple of months.
It’s even affecting the team’s best players including Kristaps Porzingis.
Porzingis has played great basketball for most of the year but, up until Wednesday against LA, hadn’t had a 20-point game in over a month. His shooting percentage decreased and he just didn’t look like the same player New York had seen for the first two months of the season.
And with Melo basically being out for himself at this point, the Knicks need Porzingis to play well on both sides of the ball. His defense has been solid this season and he’s averaging almost two blocks per game.
The Knicks need Kristaps to get back to his level of play.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Denver is 2-3 ATS in the last five games
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in four of New York’s last five games
Free Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Denver gives up a lot of points and, if there’s one thing the Knicks can do correctly, it’s score a lot of points. This shouldn’t be a very pretty game from a defensive standpoint but I expect the Knicks to win at home in MSG.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New York -2.5
There’s one thing New York can do well and that’s score a lot. Denver can’t play defense at all. New York should grab a win here and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 101 – New York Knicks 110
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