THE Denver nuggets (47-23) are playing Game 3 of a 5-game road trip against the New York Knicks (41-30) Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Tipping is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Nuggets vs. Knicks Oddsand make our NBA expert picks and predictions.
The Nuggets are coming off a 119-100 win over the Detroit Pistons in a grueling game, covering as 15-point favorites as the Unders (229.5) conceded. It ended a 4-game losing streak for Denver, and coverage broke an 0-5 ATS (ATS) skid.
The Knicks return home after going 2-2 (SU) and ATS on a 4-game road trip from March 9-14. New York won the first meeting this season with the Nuggets in the Mile High City on Nov. 16, posting a 106-103 victory as a 2-point underdog as the Under (226) connected.
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; go to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds center for a complete list. The lines were last updated at 7:57 a.m. ET.
- Silver Line (ML): Nuggets -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Knicks +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets -2.5 (-105) | Knicks +2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Nuggets with key Knicks injuries
- g Jalen Brunson (foot) questionable
For the most recent updates: Official NBA Injury Report.
Nuggets at Knicks picks and predictions
Nuggets 116, Knicks 112
THE NUGGETS (-135) are a solid game on the moneyline if you think the Knicks are going to lose this game by 1 or 2 points. If not, go with Denver which establishes the points for better value.
Against the spread
THE NUGGETS -2.5 (-105) are a better option, costing a little less juice.
The Nuggets are only 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 after just one day of rest – so there are risks. However, Denver is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games against teams with a winning record.
The Knicks have been hot against the numbers lately, but are only 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings against Denver and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 battles against the Nuggs at MSG.
It would be better AVOID this total due to Brunson’s uncertain status and trends.
The unders are 4-1 in the last 5 games overall for the Knicks, while the overs are 5-2 in the last 7 games overall for the Nuggets.
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