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New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3/4/2022 NBA Picks and Game Analysis

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New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3-4-2022 NBA Picks and Game Analysis

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3/4/2022 – The New York Knicks continue to slide down the NBA Eastern Conference standings and they will have a tough task on stopping their losing streak against the league-leading Phoenix Suns. This inter-conference matchup takes place this Friday, March 4 inside the halls of the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. ESPN will be putting the game live on television at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass subscribers can catch the action through an online live stream. The New York Knicks are forecasted in NBA betting spreads to be blown away by the Phoenix Suns.

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3/4/2022

When:March 4, 2022 10:00 PM ET
Where:Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
TV:ESPN
Stream:NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3/4/2022 Betting Odds
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
New York Knicks +6 (-115)224.5 o (-110)+200
Phoenix Suns -6 (-115)224.5 u (-110)-270
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New York Knicks Betting

The biggest drop-off this season from being one of the top teams in the NBA to becoming a non-playoff team is definitely the New York Knicks. Julius Randle has lost his magic and he has not been meshing well with newcomers Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. It is most likely that the team will hang up the season and may look to move pieces by the end of the year. This is going to be hard to watch for Knicks fans as another rebuild looms with Leon Rose scratching his head from this very disappointing season. For now, winning is not going to be the priority for the Knicks.

Players to watch: J. Randle PF 60 GP 60 GS 35.7 MIN 19.7 PTS 1.8 OR 8.3 DR 10.1 REB 5.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 2.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.15 PER

R. Barrett SG 51 GP 51 GS 33.4 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.8 OR 4.9 DR 5.7 REB 2.7 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 14.09 PER

E. Fournier SG 60 GP 60 GS 29.7 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.5 OR 2.4 DR 2.9 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 12.82 PER.

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns are still one of the toughest teams to beat, especially on their home court. The biggest challenge so far for the Suns is holding the fort until Chris Paul returns in a few weeks. Devin Booker has been playing inspired basketball and he has DeAndre Ayton helping him out in the paint. Cam Johnson is now the starting point guard filling up CP3’s shoes. His contributions may not be at par with Paul’s norms but the effort is very serviceable. The Suns are deep and the likes of JaVale McGee have given them the needed boost from the bench and the defensive anchor while Ayton is resting on the bench.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 54 GP 54 GS 34.4 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.8 OR 4.4 DR 5.2 REB 4.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.41 PER

D. Ayton C 41 GP 41 GS 29.2 MIN 16.5 PTS 2.5 OR 7.4 DR 10 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 2.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 22.42 PER

C. Paul PG 58 GP 58 GS 33 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.3 OR 4.2 DR 4.5 REB 10.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 4.5 AST/TO 21.28 PER.

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns 3/4/2022 Betting Numbers

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 5 games.
New York are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
New York are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against Phoenix.
Knicks are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Phoenix.
New York are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Knicks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
New York are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 10 games.
Phoenix are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against New York.
Phoenix are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against New York.
Phoenix are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Phoenix are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 9 games played in March.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Derrick Rose PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker PG None is out for season
Quentin Grimes SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Booker SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New York
Dario Saric PF Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
New York KnicksPhoenix Suns
26-36-0Against the Spread 34-28-0
31-31-0Straight Up 30-31-1
Points per Game
Points Allowed per Game
43.37Offensive FG% 48.25
74.63Offensive FT% 79.4
35.11Offensive 3PT% 36.11
44.66Defensive FG% 44.02
76.86Defensive FT% 75.44
34.75Defensive 3PT% 33.21

New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

The Suns may not have Chris Paul in his game but they are still the best bet in the top online sportsbook to win over the struggling New York Knicks. The home court advantage helps and the established system of Coach Monty Williams will be tough to break.

Moneyline: The Knicks, if they pull off an upset win, are given an ML of +200 while the Suns at home is -270.

ATS: It is a wide six points for this matchup with the Suns sitting at -6 while the Knicks are on the other end with +6.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is pegged at 224.5 points with the Knicks going over and the Suns under.

Score Prediction: 119 – 106, Suns