Free NBA Pick: Suns vs Knicks NBA Odds
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(4-4) Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks (3-4)
The Suns and Knicks are two teams with a similar goal this season: improving lottery position.
Neither the Knicks nor the Suns are going to compete for anything meaningful this season, but both do have some momentum behind them entering this contest.
New York enters the game as a five-point favorite with the point total set at 223.
The Suns have seen an incredible turnaround since the start of the year. And ironically, it happened immediately after star guard Eric Bledsoe declared his desire to be traded, head coach Earl Watson was fired, and Bledsoe was ultimately dismissed from the team.
Since then, the Suns have gone 4-1 after starting 0-3.
Entering this contest, Phoenix has a two-game winning streak with wins coming against the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards.
They’re playing a very free-flowing, fast-paced style, and while that was always the case, it’s coming with more efficiency now that Bledsoe and Watson are no longer in the picture.
Against the Knicks, Phoenix needs to focus on defending the role players. Stopping Kristaps Porzingis has become quite the task, but the Knicks still aren’t winning at a high level despite KP’s impressive play.
More likely, however, the Suns need to run fast, shoot quickly, and play efficiently. Defending anybody—even role players—is quite the daunting task for this group.
Getting quick easy buckets and simply outscoring the Knicks needs to be the top priority.
New York Knicks
Like the Suns, the Knicks can’t worry about stopping one player. Phoenix’s best player at this point is Devin Booker, but he alone does not a competitive team make.
The Knicks need to hone in on stopping everybody else from having a big night. If guys like Alex Len, Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender get going, New York is going to be in trouble.
As far as the offense goes, New York can’t be baited into playing a fast-paced game—beyond what they’re used to. The Knicks are just 16th in the league in terms of pace, so slowing it down and letting Porzingis do his thing in the halfcourt has to be the plan of attack.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PHO are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- PHO are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Fri. games.
- PHO are 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Suns are going to come down to Earth. They have to. With the makeup of their roster, there’s no way they can sustain the high they’re currently on with their head coach and disgruntled star removed from the organization.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, you can’t bank on that happening in this contest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Phoenix ATS
Not only are we picking the Suns ATS in this one, we’re giving them a very close win straight up.
Look for this one to be an exciting game all the way through.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix Suns 109 – New York Knicks 107
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