Tuesday, March 21 2023

A cross-conference showdown involves the New York Knicks (7-7) traveling to Ball Arena to play the Denver Nuggets (9-4) on Wednesday night. New York heads into this second leg of a back-to-back with confidence, as last night, it outlasted the Utah Jazz 118-111. Denver has won five of its last six games, and on Nov. 13, the Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 126-103. Nikola Jokic (protocols) is out with Bones Hyland (protocols) and Ish Smith (calf) doubtful, while Aaron Gordon (illness) is questionable.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Nuggets as nine-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Nuggets odds. The over/under for total points is set at 233. Before making any Nuggets vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Nuggets and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Nuggets spread: Denver -9
  • Knicks vs. Nuggets Over-Under: 233 points
  • Knicks vs. Nuggets money line: Denver -430, New York +328
  • NYK: Knicks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
  • DEN: Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
  • Knicks vs. Nuggets picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks

Why the Nuggets can cover

Denver is elite on the offensive end, ranking in the top five in offensive efficiency and points per game. It leads the NBA with a 50.4 FG percentage while also leading the league beyond the arc, knocking down 42.3% of three-point attempts. The Nuggets value ball movement and rank second in assists, and are averaging nearly twice as many assists per game as turnovers per game.

Forward Michael Porter Jr. is a very talented scorer with a diverse game plan. Porter Jr. can cook one-on-one with the size to rise right above defenders. The 24-year-old has a beautiful shooting stroke with a nice rotation on the ball, and he is second on the team in scoring (18) with 6.4 rebounds per game. Additionally, Porter Jr. is shooting 48% from 3-point land. In his last contest, he supplied 31 points, two steals, and shot 6-of-9 from downtown.

Why the Knicks can cover

Guard Jalen Brunson is a great leader on and off the floor who can score at all three levels and be a quality facilitator. The Villanova product is crafty with the ball and has the moves to get past his defender. He is averaging 19.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. In the Nov. 11 win over the Detroit Pistons, Brunson registered 26 points, seven assists, and four steals.

Forward R.J. Barrett is a complete player who does it all for New York. Barrett gets assigned to defend the opposing team’s best player at times while being able to create his own shot. The Duke product has good length and athleticism on the wing. Barrett likes to attack the paint but can hit a jumper from the perimeter. He’s putting up 18.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.

How to make Knicks vs. Nuggets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 236 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Nuggets vs. Knicks? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

Source: CBSSports.com


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