Two of the worst teams in the NBA battle it out at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. The New York Knicks host the Phoenix Suns in an interesting matchup. Which loser squad picks up their feet and marches to an ATS win? Can favored Phoenix cover against the Knicks? Will New York get it done versus the already set Suns? Check out the NBA odds, a preview and a free pick for Suns vs Knicks!
Suns vs Knicks 2020 NBA Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden New York, NY
- ATS Odds: Phoenix -3 ½
- Over/Under Odds: 223 ½
Why the Phoenix Suns are a good bet -3 ½?
Phoenix is a bad team at 16-24. But the Suns aren’t the worst team in the Pacific Division. Phoenix’s record puts them in third place behind the L.A. squads, the Lakers and Clippers. They are ahead of both the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors. Phoenix also averages 113.1 points per. That’s helped them to a winning 20-19-1 record. The Suns should cover the low spread versus the awful Knicks on Thursday.
- Points/G: 113.1
- Field Goal %: 46.2
- 3-Point %: 34.3
- Free Throw %: 80.5
- Rebounds/G: 43.5
- Points/G: 114.3
- Field Goal %: 47.4
- 3-Point %: 36.8
- Free Throw %: 77.1
- Rebounds/G: 45
Why the New York Knicks are a good bet +3 ½?
New York has an 11-30 SU record. That doesn’t make them the worst team in the NBA. Also, the Knicks are 20-21 ATS. They’re on the cusp of having a .500 record against the spread. Not only that, but the Knicks have a signature win in their last couple of games. As a 7 ½ dog against Miami on Jan. 12, New York beat the Heat straight up 124-121. New York has a shot to at least cover versus Phoenix on Jan. 16.
- Points/G: 104.8
- Field Goal %: 43.4
- 3-Point %: 34
- Free Throw %: 69.3
- Rebounds/G: 46.1
- Points/G: 113.2
- Field Goal %: 46.7
- 3-Point %: 38.9
- Free Throw %: 73.7
- Rebounds/G: 46.5
NBA Betting Trends for Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks
- Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games versus a team with a losing home record
- Phoenix is 0-5 ATS in their last 5
- Suns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite
- Over is 10-1 in Suns last 11 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 as an underdog
- New York is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 versus a team with a losing road record
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5
- Over is 4-0 in New York’s last 4 games as an underdog
Suns vs Knicks Final NBA Betting Analysis
Neither team inspires confidence. The New York Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The Suns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5. But a difference between the two gives the Suns the edge.
While the Knicks have failed as an underdog, Phoenix has failed as a favorite. The Suns beat Orlando and Charlotte in 2 of their last 3 games. They failed to cover the spread in both. Phoenix beat Orlando 98-94. They were favored by 4 ½. The Suns beat the Hornets 100-92. They were favored by 8 ½.
Phoenix should blow past this spread on Thursday night. They average 113 points while the Knicks average 104.8. Back Phoenix to rock it ATS on Jan. 16.
NBA Free Pick: Suns -3 ½