The Knicks and Suns are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The Suns will host the game at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 230.5 points, with the Suns being the favored team playing at home against the Knicks.
In non-conference games, the Knicks have gone 2-4 and are 11-6 against Eastern Conference teams. Overall, the Knicks are 13-10 and are 2-3 in their last five games.
Against the spread, New York have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 13-10 ATS. On the road, the Knicks have an ATS record of 7-6, as opposed to a 6-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their previous game, the Knicks’ offense finished with 113 points, which is right in line with their current average of 113.1 points per contest. One area that the Knicks offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 9th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.
At present, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 6th, allowing 110.0 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.9% from downtown.
Coming into today, the Suns are 13-11 overall and have gone 2-3 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they are in 10th place while sitting 4th in the Pacific division.
Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 10-14 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Phoenix is 6-10 vs. the spread while going 4-4 as the underdog.
In their recent game, the Suns’ offense concluded with 112 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 115.1 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Kevin Durant, who is averaging 30.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Devin Booker also maintains a PPG average of 28.1 heading into game.
Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 13th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.2 points per game.
The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.
Last season, the Knicks and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 2-1. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 208 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. As the host vs. the Knicks, the Suns have gone 2-1 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Knicks in Arizona
As the underdogs with a spread of +5, we recommend going with the Knicks 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. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 230.5 and given that our model is projecting 225 points between the teams, we like the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Knicks +5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 230.5