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NBA Game Preview - Knicks underdogs vs Nuggets at Denver

New York KnicksDenver Nuggets
3-11November 29, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center8-6



The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Knicks tip off at Pepsi Center on Friday in NBA play.

The Nuggets bring a 8-6 record (8-6 ATS) to the battle against the 3-11 Knicks, who are 3-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 8-6 so far and the Knicks go 6-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nuggets sat as -9-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 8 and the Knicks sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-86 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 93-80 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Knicks wasted a 27-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as Los Angeles ran past them 93-80 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 117-110 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 117-110 win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Ty Lawson at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 5-rated squad against New York's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 12 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.93 per outing.

A few Knicks at Nuggets trends to consider:
New York is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
New York home to Charlotte, Sunday, December 1st
Denver at Toronto, Sunday, December 1st

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