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March 13, 10:30 PM | Pepsi Center

New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets Odds

38-23TEAM RECORD43-22

The Denver Nuggets host New York on Wednesday, looking to build on their 43-22 mark against the 38-23 Knicks in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 38-23 and 31-30 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 43-22 and 40-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 38-27, while the Knicks are 28-31-2.

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Betting Line:
The Knicks were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 211 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 5 and the Knicks sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-104 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.9 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.8 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 92-63 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 155 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York was run off the court by the Warriors on Monday as Golden State blasted them 92-63 at Oracle Arena.

The Nuggets were a 108-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got a 22-point performance from Kosta Koufos, who added 10 rebounds as Denver ran past Phoenix 108-93 on Monday at US Airways Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Knicks at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
New York is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games

Next up:
New York at Portland, Thursday, March 14
Denver home to Memphis, Friday, March 15

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