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Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks
January 25, 2024
The Denver Nuggets will travel to New York, New York to face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday evening and will air on MSG.
Denver has been one of the best teams in the Western Conference after winning the NBA Championship last season they enter this game with a record of 31-14 and are on a three-game winning streak while having won five of their last six games. Nikol Jokic is having an MVP-caliber season this year and enters this game averaging a double-double with 26.2 points and 12 rebounds per game while also leading the team in assists and blocks with an average of 9.1 assists and 0.93 blocks per game.
The Nuggets have been an above-average team offensively and defensively as they enter this game averaging 115.87 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.5 points per game while allowing the 6
fewest points per game with an average of 110.89 points allowed per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to face the New York Knicks.
The New York Knicks enter this game in 5
place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-17 while having won five of their last six games and are on a four-game winning streak following Tuesday’s 108-103 win on the road against the Brooklyn Nets. New York has been one of the best teams defensively in the NBA this season as they are allowing the 3
fewest points per game with an average of 110.41 points allowed per game, however, they have been a slightly below-average team offensively as they are averaging 115 points per game.
Jalen Brunson has played a pivotal role in the success of the Knicks this season as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 26.6 points and 6.5 assists per game. The New York Knicks will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
has the Denver Nuggets listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the New York Knicks on Thursday. Denver has won eight of the last ten while New York has won two of the previous three meetings. The Nuggets have covered the spread in six of the last ten while the Knicks have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 19-24-2 ATS overall, 8-15-1 ATS on the road, and 17-21-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the New York Knicks are 24-18-2 ATS overall, 11-7-1 ATS at home, and 7-9-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.
The Denver Nuggets enter this game with a better record, however, New York has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three meetings while covering the spread in two of the last three matchups. The Knicks have also been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-18-2 ATS overall and 11-7-1 ATS at home while the Nuggets are 19-24-2 ATS overall and 8-15-1 ATS on the road. Take the points with the New York Knicks when they host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
Spooky Express Pick: New York Knicks +2
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