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Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks Odds
Phoenix pays a visit to New York on Sunday, hoping to send the Knicks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks sit at 11-4 (11-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 7-10 (5-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 7-7-1 OU, and Phoenix is 9-8 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Suns were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 199 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Suns odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-95 win for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 4-ranked offense (102.7 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 30 at 102.5 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, more than the Suns have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.3 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 101-97 result against the Raptors on November 30. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marcin Gortat scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 101-97 to Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Friday).
The Knicks were a 108-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington was run off the court by the Knicks on Friday as New York blasted the Wizards 108-87 at Madison Square Garden.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Suns at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing on the road against New York
Phoenix is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Phoenix's last 20 games when playing New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games at home
New York is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Phoenix at Memphis, Tuesday, December 4
New York at Charlotte, Wednesday, December 5