Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks 1/16/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks 1/16/2020 – The young team of the Phoenix Suns has a full lineup right now but they seem to have been struggling for the past games. They are on their Eastern Conference swing and will face the New York Knicks next. Meanwhile, the Knicks have been struggling all-season long to find their identity and they will host this game at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game online live at 7:30 pm Eastern Time while television broadcast can be seen at MSG. Another streaming option is SofaScore. The Suns are slightly favored to win this game against the Knicks according to NBA Over Under Picks.
Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks 1/16/2020
Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks 1/16/2020 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Suns have a full lineup now but they have been struggling to keep everything together. Devin Booker has been their go-to scorer while Kelly Oubre Jr. is the team’s second-best option. DeAndre Ayton is the man in the paint and currently their double-double threat. Taking the floor general role is Ricky Rubio who second in the league right now in assists behind LeBron James. Aaron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky have been good rotation players in the frontline. But they seem to have a hard time finishing games. Talent is rich but they need more experience under their belt. Their road trip in the Eastern Conference is a huge challenge for them but they are facing the Knicks who are having an identity problem.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG 37 GP 37 GS 36.1 MIN 26.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 6.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 3.8 TO 3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.68 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 40 GP 40 GS 34 MIN 18.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5.1 DR 6.3 REB 1.6 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.5 TO 3.3 PF 1 AST/TO 15.78 PER
D. Ayton C 10 GP 5 GS 30.5 MIN 15.9 PTS 3.5 OR 7.6 DR 11.1 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 19.09 PER
New York Knicks Betting
The Knicks have struggled all season long and it seems that rookie RJ Barrett has been the symbol for the team’s struggles so far. The former Duke Blue Devil is averaging below 15 points and shoots barely at 40%. Numbers that are underwhelming to the hype that he brought. The rotation at the front line has been cramped up with Julius Randle, Marcus Morris and Bobby Portis splitting their minutes. Mitchell Robinson is the clear center for the team but has been barely effective. Against the Suns, they will have a huge challenge guarding Rubio and Booker but Barrett and Elfid Payton won’t seem to cut it.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 39 GP 39 GS 32 MIN 18.8 PTS 2.2 OR 7 DR 9.2 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.2 PER
R. Barrett SG 40 GP 40 GS 31.7 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.1 OR 4.2 DR 5.3 REB 2.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 10.71 PER
B. Portis PF 41 GP 4 GS 21.3 MIN 10.1 PTS 1.5 OR 4.1 DR 5.7 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.48 PER
Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks 1/16/2020 Betting Numbers
Phoenix are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Ricky Rubio PG Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs New York
New York Knicks
Marcus Morris PF Neck is “?” Thursday vs Phoenix
Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The Knicks are considered the underdogs in this game as indicated by Online Betting. DeAndre Ayton will be a player that will be heavily guarded by the big frontcourt of the Knicks but the guard matchup is just too much for the Knicks to handle. Look for the Suns to capitalize on offense with Rubio running the show.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Suns winning on the road is -155 while the Knicks are +135 at home.
ATS: Just 3 points separating both teams with the Suns owning the -3 while the Knicks are on the short end with +3.
TOTALs: The total for this game is at 223.5 with the Suns going over while the Knicks are expected to be the team under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 110 Suns