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New York KnicksPhoenix Suns
30-42March 28, 2014, 10:00 | US Airways Center43-29

The Knicks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Friday in NBA action.

Phoenix battles the Knicks, currently with a 30-42 mark (31-41 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 36-34-2 for the Suns and 43-29 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 209 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Suns - Knicks odds would favor the Suns if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 12 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Suns.

Last time out for New York, they were a 107-99 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York got 36 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 107-99 victory over Sacramento on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 99-93 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Goran Dragic went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds leading Phoenix over Washington, 99-93, on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.72 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.43 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 6 with 9.15 per contest.

Next up:
New York at Golden State, Sunday, March 30th
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Sunday, March 30th