The Denver Nuggets (47-23), playing as 2-point favorites, hope to prevail in a matchup of two top offenses when they face the New York Knicks (41-30) on March 18, 2023 at Madison Square Garden. A 230-point over/under has been installed for this matchup.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Knicks
Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -132 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +111 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230 points.
Nuggets vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Nuggets vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Nuggets have played 70 games, with 37 wins against the spread. Denver has been the favorite in 54 games this season and has come away with the win 39 times (72.2%) in those contests. The Nuggets have hit the over in 49.3% of their opportunities this year (35 times in 71 games with a set point total).
The Knicks have 40 wins against the spread in 71 games this year. New York has gone 19-19 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Knicks games this season have hit the over 52.1% of the time (37 out of 71 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Michael Porter Jr.||53||17.2||5.3||1.1||0.7||0.5||2.9|
Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji: Questionable (Shoulder)
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver is putting up 116.9 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this season, while allowing 113 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Nuggets are averaging 120.6 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 112.9 points per contest. The Nuggets have been scoring 115.7 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 116.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Denver ranks second-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.7%. It ranks 15th in the league by making 12.1 treys per contest. The Nuggets are attempting 55.2 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 72.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 threes per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 27.4% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
At 115.1 points scored per game and 112.3 points conceded, New York is 14th in the league offensively and eighth on defense. At home, the Knicks average 116.2 points per game. On the road, they score 114.1. The Knicks are putting up 118.4 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 3.3 more than their average for the season (115.1).
New York is 12th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.4 per game) and 22nd in 3-point percentage (34.8%). In 2022-23, the Knicks have taken 60.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.2% of the Knicks’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 29.8% have been 3-pointers.
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