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2021 NBA Handicapping
(42-18) Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks (34-27)
Date: Monday, April 26th
Time: 7:30 EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -1
NBA Betting Total: O/U 215.5
On Monday, April 26th, the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks meet for the first time this season. They’ll play again in Phoenix on May 7th.
The Knicks enter on a nine-game winning streak and the fifth game of their six-game homestand. The Suns finish up their five-game road trip in the Mecca having beaten the Bucks and 76ers but lost the last two versus the Celtics and Nets.
The Suns hold the all-time record between the clubs with 66 wins in 130 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with Phoenix winning both contests.
Defense and winning on the road are vital for playoff teams so the fact the Suns rank fifth defensively and are the only team in the association who has yet to amass double-figure road losses speaks to their ascent this season.
Phoenix has played well in second games of back-to-back sets with a 10-4 record although three of the four losses occurred since March 24th and represent three of the Suns’ last five losses overall.
Of the 13 back-to-back sets, the Suns have played they lost both games only once — in a two-game set to the Nuggets in January.
Phoenix was a tad unlucky getting to face Kevin Durant in his return to the court. Devin Booker led the way scoring 36 points. Deandre Ayton registered a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Torrey Craig offered 20 points in a reserve role while Chris Paul provided 14 points and eight assists.
Jae Crowder (ankle), Langston Galloway (personal), Dario Saric (ankle), and Abdel Nader (knee) missed the game Saturday.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have hit their stride playing their best ball at this stage of the season. While Tom Thibodeau has his squad playing stellar defense during the nine-game winning streak their offense is clicking too.
On Saturday, the Knicks battled the Raptors with both teams making runs that created 14 lead changes through the first three quarters.
Although Julius Randle has been the motor for the club it was Canadian RJ Barrett who took over in the fourth quarter scoring 12 of his 25 points adding 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Randle was the leading scorer with 33 points and also collected a double-double with 10 rebounds. Derrick Rose and Reggie Bullock scored 19 snd 13 as the other double-figure contributors.
This winning streak is the longest for New York in nine years since the 2012-13 season. It’s been over a decade since the Knicks won the season series versus the Raptors (2010-11).
Alec Burks is questionable while he deals with safety protocols while Mitchell Robinson is out indefinitely with a fractured foot.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Knicks are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Knicks are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Phoenix’s last 15 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York’s last 7 games.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Knicks try to make it 10 wins in a row while the Suns attempt to avoid losing three games in a row or both games of a back-to-back set something they’ve only done once each this season.
New York does have the rest advantage but I’m leaning to Chris Paul and Devin Booker getting up for this match.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns ATS
NBA Free Prediction: Suns 109 – Knicks 106 (Bet Now!)
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