The Suns and Knicks are set to face off at 6:00 ET on MSG. The Knicks will host the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 220 points, and the Knicks are favored to win at home against the Suns.
Today’s matchup sees the Suns seeking to extend their current six game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 10-6. The team currently sits 4th in the Western Conference and 1st place in the Pacific division.
For the season, Phoenix maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 8-8 ATS. When playing on the road, the Suns hold an ATS record of 4-4 in contrast to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Suns offense is coming off a game where they scored 110 points against the Grizzlies. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.3% and connected on 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Kevin Durant, who is averaging 31.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Devin Booker also maintains a PPG average of 29.6 heading into game.
So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 17th in the league at 113.2 points per contest.
The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.
Today, the Knicks are entering the action with an overall record of 9-6 and have achieved a 3-0 record over their last three games. The Knicks have a 5-4 record on the road this season, compared to their 4-2 record when playing at home.
New York arrives with an ATS record of 10-5 for the season up to this point. This season, New York has a 7-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-3 as underdogs.
The Knicks offense is coming off a game in which they scored 100 points vs. the Heat. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.1% while connecting on 10 threes. Jalen Brunson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 24.2. Meanwhile, Julius Randle also brings a PPG average of 19.1 into the game.
This season, the Knicks defense has been impressive, holding the 2nd position in the league while permitting an average of 105.3 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.1% and 35.2% from three-point territory.
In the 2022-2023 season, the Phoenix Suns had a 1-1 straight-up record in their matchups against the Knicks. The scoring average in these games was 198. Furthermore, the Suns also had a 1-1 ATS record when facing the Knicks last season.
The Suns and Knicks did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Suns have a record of 2-1. However, against the spread the Knicks went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 207 points per game. The last three times, the Suns have matched up against the Knicks on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Knicks vs. Suns in Arizona
As the underdogs with a spread of +3, we recommend going with the Suns on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 220, and our model projects the Suns and Knicks to reach a combined total of 222 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns +3
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 220