I was incorrect in my last NBA pick as Rockets (-17) did win but only by 1 point over the Sixers, 88-87 on Friday night. Today I like the Nuggets-Knicks match-up.
The Denver Nuggets snapped their 6 game losing skid with a 108-87 win at Indiana on Friday. Despite their 6 losses they have scored 100 or more points in 6 of their 8 games. The team is averaging 102 points per game, 12th in the league. They are giving up 108.1 points per game, 27th in the league. They are 1-3 on the road this season. They are 2-1 versus Eastern Conference opponents. Today is the 2nd game of a 3 game Eastern Conference road trip. The New York Knicks come in to today’s game on a 7 game losing streak. They have scored 100 or more points 1 time this season. The team is averaging 92.4 points per game, 26th in the league. They are giving up 98.6 points per game, 15th in the league. They are 1-5 at home this season. They are 0-1 versus Western Conference opponents. Today is the final game of a 4 game home stand.
Denver and New York split their 2 meetings last season.
Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction
The Nuggets looked impressive in their 21 point win at Indiana on Friday. The Knicks are really struggling right now and I think that will continue today. Carmelo will get his points but it won’t mean a win for New York.
Take the Nuggets +2