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New York KnicksPhoenix Suns
Dec 26, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Odds

20-8TEAM RECORD11-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New York when they hit take on the Suns on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Suns sit at 11-17 (11-16-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Knicks are currently 20-8 (15-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 13-15 OU, and New York is 14-12-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 105-96.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.3 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.6 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

New York lost its last outing, a 100-94 result against the Lakers on December 25. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 7 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 100-94, over New York on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 103-77 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Clippers on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted them 103-77 at US Airways Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Knicks at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New York's last 21 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games at home
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York at Sacramento, Friday, December 28
Phoenix at Indiana, Friday, December 28

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