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Knicks Host Nuggets: NBA Odds

The Nuggets will take on an old teammate on Saturday as they play Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks in NBA betting action in New York.

The Knicks covered the posted spread in each of their last five games against the Nuggets, although they won only two of those games straight up. The OVER/UNDER in those contests went 3-2.

View Denver vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Knicks sat as 1-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 206.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 103-96.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 23 in the league with 41.1 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 5 with 7.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Denver was a 108-104 winner on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington was scorched by Al Harrington for 29 points as the Nuggets defated the Wizards 108-104 in NBA action on Friday.

Last time out for New York, they were a 100-86 loser as they battled the Bucks at home. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got 35 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 100-86 loss at the hands of New York on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nuggets at Knicks trends to consider:
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at Sacramento, Wednesday, January 25
New York at Charlotte, Tuesday, January 24