Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/19/2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Madison Square Garden in New York City
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The Phoenix Suns, who are 7-7 on the road this season, will be visiting the New York Knicks on Saturday afternoon. These two teams split their two-game series against each other during the 2013-14 season.
On Wednesday night, the Suns were able to snap their six-game losing streak when they defeated the Charlotte Hornets 111-106 on the road. They had just eight turnovers in that win and they were able to make 52.4 percent of their shots as a team.
Through 27 games, the Suns are in the bottom half of the league in rebounding, assists per game and points allowed per game. Shooting guard Goran Dragic has scored a team-high 16.2 points per game this season while dishing out 4.2 assists per game. Their top rebounder is power forward Markieff Morris, who is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.
The Knicks' struggles continued on Thursday night when they were beaten 103-97 by the Chicago Bulls on the road. They did have a 41-32 rebounding advantage in that loss, but they also turned the ball over 16 times.
Through their first 28 games this season, the Knicks are in the bottom five in the league in both scoring and points allowed per game. Power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has had a decent season despite his team's struggles, averaging 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while making 56.4 percent of his shots.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
Phoenix Suns are 13-13-1 Against the Spread
Phoenix Suns are 16-11-0 against the Over/Under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
New York Knicks are 11-17-0 Against the Spread
New York Knicks are 14-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
New York Knicks
12/19/14 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
12/18/14 G J.R. Smith Heel "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
12/13/14 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder out indefinitely
11/23/14 C Andrea Bargnani Hamstring out indefinitely
11/22/14 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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