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New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 NBA Spread Odds and Picks

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New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1-3-2020 NBA Spread Odds and Picks

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

When: January 3, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Knicks +5.5 (-110) 224 o (-115) +210

Phoenix Suns
-5.5 (-110) 224 u (-115) -250
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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

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games.
New York are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
New York are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against Phoenix.
Knicks are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
New York are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
New York are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games this season.
New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
New York are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 7 games.
Phoenix are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 12 games against New York.
Phoenix are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Suns are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against New York.
Phoenix are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Phoenix are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Elfrid Payton PG Personal is “?” Friday vs Phoenix
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Oblique is “?” Friday vs Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio PG Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is doubtful Friday vs New York

Head-to-Head
New York Knicks Phoenix Suns
17-16 Against the Spread 19-14
13-21 Straight Up 20-14
103 Points per Game 114
110 Points Allowed per Game 115
43.15 Offensive FG% 46.14
68.88 Offensive FT% 80.5
34.77 Offensive 3PT% 34.96
45.64 Defensive FG% 47.77
73.1 Defensive FT% 77.04
37.99 Defensive 3PT% 37.25

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