The New York Knicks (19-18) host the Phoenix Suns (20-17) at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 3:00 PM ET on Monday, January 2, 2023. The Suns are only 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The point total for the contest is 218.
How to bet Knicks vs. Suns
New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -125 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +105 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 218 points.
Knicks vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Knicks have 19 wins against the spread in 37 games this year. New York has come away with 11 wins in the 17 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 37 opportunities (51.4%).
In the Suns’ 37 games this season, they have 19 wins against the spread. Phoenix is 4-6 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 40% of those games). Suns games this season have hit the over on 18 of 37 set point totals (48.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Knicks vs. Suns Injury Report
Suns: Landry Shamet: Probable (Achilles), Cameron Payne: Probable (Foot), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
On offense, New York is scoring 114.5 points per game (12th-ranked in league). It is giving up 112.1 points per contest at the other end (11th-ranked). The Knicks score 116.2 points per game at home, compared to 112.8 points per game in road games, a difference of 3.4 points per contest. On offense, the Knicks have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 116.2 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 114.5 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
New York ranks fifth-worst in the NBA with a 33.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is sinking 11.9 three-pointers per game (15th-ranked in league). The Knicks have taken 61.2% two-pointers and 38.8% threes this year. Of the team’s baskets, 71.3% are two-pointers and 28.7% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 11th in the NBA offensively (115.1 points scored per game) and 10th on defense (112 points conceded). The Suns are scoring more points at home (116 per game) than on the road (114.1). While the Suns are putting up 115.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their past 10 games, tallying 112.2 points per contest.
Phoenix is sixth in the league in 3-pointers made (13.3 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.6%). The Suns attempt 38% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.2% of the Suns’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 68.8% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Knicks, and we expect that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218 points.
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