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Knicks are on an Ugly ATS Skid

Kristaps Porzingis

You'll have to forgive even the most passionate Denver Nuggets fans if their mind is on something else ahead of the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 Sunday matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Regardless, the Nuggets will take their talents to New York and tangle with a floundering Knicks team that's looked more like a pretender than a contender as of late.

Shark Bites
  • The Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference.
  • The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest.
  • The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the Knicks and Nuggets.

The Nuggets have flown under the radar this season as one of the best bets in the NBA at 28-21-2 ATS. Denver picked up its third win in four games thanks to a 115-110 home triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, while the Knickerbockers have dropped four straight SU and ATS to sink farther in the Eastern Conference standings.

Totals bettors, take note: the UNDER is trending heading into this one. New York has gone UNDER the closing total in five of its last six, and the UNDER is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these clubs.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks bring a 23-30 record (29-23-1 ATS) to the battle against the 20-31 Denver Nuggets, who are 28-20-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen New York Knicks go 26-26-1 so far and the Denver Nuggets go 29-20-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Denver injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated New York Knicks and the No. 16-ranked Denver Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Denver Nuggets rank No. 10 in the league with 44.47 per game. That compares with New York's No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA's No. 25-ranked team at 7.15 per game, while the Denver Nuggets rate No. 19 with 7.9 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was victimized by Danilo Gallinari for 33 points as the Nuggets defeated the Bulls 115-110 in NBA action on Friday.

Jose Calderon scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Knicks to victory (they lost 91-85 to Memphis at Madison Square Garden on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 13 games
  • Denver is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New York is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Brooklyn, Monday, February 8th
New York home to Washington, Tuesday, February 9th