New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 NBA Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 – The New York Knicks are a team on a roll as they won three-straight games already and will look forward to extending that streak when they visit the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona this Friday, January 3 at 9 pm Eastern Time. Fox Sports Arizona will air the game on television while live stream is made available through SofaScore and for NBA League Pass subscribers. The Phoenix Suns are a team that looks like they are picking up their game after winning their game against Portland but stumbled to a brick wall facing the Los Angeles Lakers in their last game. Owning the home-court advantage, the Suns are favored to win by NBA Game Odds over the Knicks.
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The Knicks are riding a three-game winning streak and their latest win came from the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on the first day of 2020. Julius Randle was the team’s best player with 22 points 13 rebounds and three assists while Mitchell Robinson had 22 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Morris had 18 points and other players stepped up as well like Bobby Portis off the bench with 17 points in 21 minutes and Reggie Bullock chipped in with 11. Frank Ntilikina flirted with a double-double with 9 points and 10 boards. Overall, it was a good game for the Knicks but they are 5-12 on the road so they are picked as the underdogs against the Suns.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 34 GP 34 GS 32 MIN 18.8 PTS 2.2 OR 6.7 DR 9 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.51 PER
M. Morris Sr. SF 31 GP 31 GS 31.5 MIN 18.3 PTS 1.1 OR 4.6 DR 5.6 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 16.38 PER
R. Barrett SG 33 GP 33 GS 31.4 MIN 13.5 PTS 1.1 OR 4.2 DR 5.2 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 9.83 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns had a true gut test facing the Lakers in their last game and they were defeated by 10 points and it was below the predicted odds against them. They got DeAndre Anyton Back and he had 16 points and 14 blocks from him. Devin Booker had 32 points and seven assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. finished with 26 points, six rebounds and three assists. The big problem was their other players didn’t step up with Rubio with just 6 points and Mikal Bridges only doing 4 points in 24 minutes plus he fouled out of the game. Against the Knicks, they need those players to keep the Knicks defense busy.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 31 GP 31 GS 35.8 MIN 25.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 6.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 3.9 TO 3.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.66 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 34 GP 34 GS 33.4 MIN 18 PTS 1.3 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 1.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 3.1 PF 1 AST/TO 15.79 PER
D. Ayton C 4 GP 2 GS 27.3 MIN 14.5 PTS 4.5 OR 7.8 DR 12.3 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 1.5 BLK 1.5 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 20.07 PER.
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton PG Personal is “?” Friday vs Phoenix
Ricky Rubio PG Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
With DeAndre Ayton back, this just makes the Suns roster complete and they are playing the way they want to be as constructed in the pre-season. The Knicks don’t do well on the road that is why Online Sportsbook sees them losing to the Suns on the road. New York will also miss point guard Elfrid Payton and he was the stabilizer so far for the team and that is another factor why Suns will prevail.
Moneyline: Being the underdogs, the Knicks are handed the ML of +210 if they win this game on the road. Suns are at -250 on the Moneyline.
ATS: Knicks are on the +5.5 across the spread while the Suns are on the other end at -5.5 heading to this game.
TOTALs: Suns are expected to go under the 224 total while the Knicks will go the opposite side.
Score Prediction: 119 – 112 Suns