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2021 NBA Handicapping
(37-28) New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets (43-22)
Date: Wednesday, May 5th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
Wednesday, May 5th the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets play for the second and final time this season. Denver won the initial meeting on January 10th by a score of 114-89.
Last season, the squads played twice with Denver taking both contests. The Nuggets hold the all-time record having won 48 matches of the 92 played.
New York Knicks
In the last game out Derrick Rose put on a show reminiscent of his Bulls years when he won MVP. He was turning players inside out and scoring with ease against the Grizzlies.
He finished with 25 points, hitting 3 of 5 perimeter shots adding two rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Through his last eight games, he’s averaging 19.5 points shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 50 percent from the perimeter.
If Tom Thibodeau can rely on getting this Rose in the playoffs it’ll bode well for the Knicks.
The top point-getter for the win versus New York was Julius Randle who dropped 28 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
RJ Barrett added 15 points and seven boards while Reggie Bullock (13) and Elfrid Payton (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
As for injuries Nerlens Noel missed the match versus the Grizzlies with a (left) ankle sprain. Norvel Pelle also has a (right) ankle sprain. Both are questionable for Wednesday. Mitchell Robinson had right foot surgery and is lost for the season.
While the Nuggets lost to the Lakers in truth I’m not sure they’re going to sweat it much. LA was spiraling suffering losses to teams who aren’t likely to be playing in the postseason (Kings, Raptors).
There was a ton of banter in LA following those losses so it was expected they would come out on fire. That and Denver was likely due for a loss as they entered on a five-game win streak and dealing with a roster mired by injury.
Nikola Jokic is the leading candidate for MVP with Chris Paul and Joel Embiid his main competition. He delivered in the match versus LA collecting more than one-third of his team’s points. Jokic finished with 32 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block.
Michael Porter Jr. produced 19 points while JaVale McGee contributed 10 points as the only other players to offer double-figure scoring.
As for injuries Jokic is listed as probable (sore toe). With so many others injured, I wonder if Mike Malone will elect to rest his superstar as Denver faces the Jazz on Friday.
Zeke Nnaji (left ankle) is probable for Wednesday. PJ Dozier strained his right adductor in LA. Will Barton (right hamstring strain), and Monte Morris (right hamstring strain) are all out. Jamal Murray (ACL) is gone for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 9-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Knicks are 15-1 ATS in their last 16 games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of New York’s last 6 games.
Free New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The Knicks have won 12 of 13 while the Nuggets have won 9 of 11 (and 17 of 21) so both clubs have been taking care of business. New York isn’t a .500 team on the road (15-17) and has the added disadvantage of Colorado’s thin air to deal with.
Denver has so many of their guards out injured it likely means Jokic doesn’t rest although it’s more important he’s healthy for the postseason. No one on the Knicks can guard him so that’s the x-factor for Denver.
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