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Suns visit Knicks in hoops battle

Phoenix SunsNew York Knicks
Jan 18, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks Odds


The Knicks will be trying to slam the Suns on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

New York battles the Suns, currently with a 4-9 mark (5-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-9 for the Knicks and 4-8-1 for the Suns.

View Phoenix vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New York opened as 7.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 195 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Knicks) and the No. 19 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-92 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 24-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 6 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 100.3 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 118-97 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Bulls on Tuesday as Chicago blasted them 118-97 at United Center.

New York lost its last outing, a 102-93 result against the Magic on January 16. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 33 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 102-93 loss at the hands of New York on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Suns at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Phoenix's last 19 games when playing New York
Phoenix is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 10 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of New York's last 19 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Boston, Friday, January 20
New York home to Milwaukee, Friday, January 20