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New York favored by -3 against Phoenix on Monday

Phoenix SunsNew York Knicks
21-15January 13, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden14-22



Madison Square Garden features an NBA battle between the host New York Knicks and the visiting Phoenix Suns in betting action on Monday.

The Knicks sit at 14-22 (16-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 21-15 (23-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 18-18 OU, and Phoenix is 19-17 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Knicks as -3-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 198.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Knicks sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Suns will win this game 94-89.



Phoenix lost its last outing, a 110-108 result against the Pistons on January 11. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. Channing Frye scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 110-108 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday).

The Knicks were a 102-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. New York got 21 points from Amar'e Stoudemire en route to a 102-92 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 95.31 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.67 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.67% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 45.37% per game.

Next up:
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 15th
New York at Charlotte, Tuesday, January 14th

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