Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-5.5)
The Denver Nuggets (3-5) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (5-4). Denver opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The total opens at 217.5.
The Denver Nuggets took the court against the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 124-117 in their last game. Denver walked away from the contest having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (43 of 97) and made 15 of their 44 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets buried 16 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 47 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 25 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 8 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defending, Denver let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the field on 42 out of 87 shooting. Dallas totaled 27 assists and had 12 steals in the game. Moreover, the Mavericks collected 44 rebounds (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 77.4% when shooting free throws by converting 24 of their 31 tries. They made 16 out of their 40 attempts from three-point range.
Nikola Jokić is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He notched 38 points on 14 out of 31 shooting. He was on the court for 41:13 minutes played and totaled 11 rebounds. Jokić finished the contest at 45.2% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in the matchup for the Nuggets was Jamal Murray. He snagged 4 boards and totaled 9 dimes. He ended up going 42.1% from the field for this game by shooting 8-of-19 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Murray was on the court for 46:18 minutes.
Denver will enter this matchup with a mark of 3-5 for the year. The Nuggets are hitting 36.7% on shots from distance (98 of 267) and 73.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 117.0 pts per contest (4th in basketball) while going 48.8% from the floor. They turn it over 15.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.4 fouls every game. As a team, Denver is snagging 42.4 boards per game and has tallied 220 assists this season, which has them ranked 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 15.1 turnovers every game while drawing 24.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 39.5% on 3-point shots and they rank 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed (117.0). The Nuggets are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (121 of 193) and they surrender 40.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists with 222 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the New York Knicks took a defeat with a final score of 101-89 when they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for this game. They also stuffed 7 shots while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Thunder were called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to shots from distance, New York buried 9 of their 27 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 95 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8%. The Knicks allowed the Thunder to make 38 of their 87 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.7% for this contest. They finished 32.4% from three-point range by going 11 out of 34 and ended up shooting 14 out of 21 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, New York permitted Oklahoma City to pull down 62 in total (11 on the offensive side).
RJ Barrett ended up having an impact for the Knicks in the matchup. He converted 7 of 21 in this matchup for a rate of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Barrett grabbed 7 boards in his 44:14 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists in the game. An additional guy who came through for New York was Julius Randle. He scored 18 points in 30:42 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 15 from the floor for the matchup. Randle walked away from this one going 53.3% from the floor as well as collecting 7 dimes and 12 boards.
New York has a win-loss record of 5-4 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 20th in basketball. New York has accounted for 924 points for the campaign (102.7 per game) and they grab 47.1 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 22.8 times per contest (25th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.7 times per contest. The Knicks are responsible for committing 20.9 fouls per contest and they go 73.8% from the free throw line. The Knicks defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per contest with 104.1. They have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the floor (4th in basketball). The New York defense gives up 30.1% on shots from distance (104 of 346) and their opponents are converting on 71.9% of their foul shots. They surrender 21.9 dimes and 45.9 total boards per game, which is 3rd and 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+5.5) and over 217.5 points
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