Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Knicks vs Suns Prediction: The Phoenix Suns will start as the home favorites against the New York Knicks as per the latest prediction.
The New York Knicks have a tough challenge to bounce back as they are set to face the Phoenix Suns in the upcoming NBA fixture on Sunday night. The Knicks have struggled to get an impactful winning streak this season. In the last game, they faced a 101-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The Phoenix Suns are coming off a narrow 133-134 defeat to the Utah Jazz in the last fixture. They will look to return to winning ways by dominating the Knicks in their home arena of the FootPrint Center in the upcoming clash. A win against the Knicks is important for the Suns to remain in contention for the top spot of the Western Conference.
The Knicks’ offense failed to deliver in the last game against the Warriors.
The NY Knicks got a poor start to the game against the Warriors as they started trailing from the opening minutes. New York’s shooting dipped considerably. They shot just 34.5% from the field and 26.5% from the 3-point line. The Knicks hardly posed any threat to the Warriors throughout the matchup.
Despite a disappointing outing, Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett continued to perform well for the Knicks. Both of them added 38 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists together.
The Suns failed to get past the line after a thrilling encounter with the Jazz.
It was a wildly entertaining contest between the Suns and the Jazz in the last matchup. The Jazz started on a strong note but the Suns’ shooting kept them alive in the game. Phoenix shot 58.2% through three quarters. However, they went 10 for 27 in the fourth quarter. A turnover in the final minute resulted in a disheartening loss to the Suns by a margin of just 1 point.
Devin Booker had an excellent night as he finished with 49 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists. Cameron Payne gave a valuable contribution of 17 points with 5 assists.
Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Recent Form
The NY Knicks have failed to play consistently well so far. They are currently at 8-8 in the 9th position in the Eastern Conference. New York won 3 of the last 5 games. At home, their current record stands at 4-3. In the away matchups, they won 4 out of 9 fixtures.
The Phoenix Suns are yet to find the dominance of the last regular season. However, their campaign has been a satisfying one till now with 9 wins and 6 defeats. They are currently in the 4th position in the Western Conference. The Suns have maintained an excellent record of 7-1 in home games so far. On road trips, they looked out of touch as the record is currently at 2-5.
Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Winning Odds
The Phoenix Suns have been better at scoring than the NY Knicks. However, the Knicks are slightly ahead in other offensive stats. Both teams looked decent in defense so far.
The Suns are currently on a winning streak of 8 games against the Knicks. The Knicks last managed to defeat the Suns in the 2017-18 season. The Suns will hope for another dominating performance from Devin Booker who has looked in top form this season. He is averaging 28.1 points per game. The Knicks, on the hand, will rely on Julius Randle. Randle’s current scoring average is 21.2 per game.
As per FiveThirtyEight, the Phoenix Suns have a high chance of winning this encounter.
- New York Knicks: 28%
- Phoenix Suns: 72%
Oddspedia is also suggesting a win for the Suns as per the betting odds.
- New York Knicks: 2.79
- Phoenix Suns: 1.36
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Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Team Stats
- The NY Knicks are averaging 113.5 points per game. The other offensive stats look decent. They got a success rate of 44.8% in field goals and 31.7% in 3-pointers. The Knicks’ average number of assists per game is currently at 23.9 per game.
- The Knicks rebounded with an average of 46.5 per game. They played with an average of 7.5 steals per game, while the average number of blocks per game is currently at 4.9.
- The Phoenix Suns have maintained an average of 115.0 points per game so far. They have a shooting accuracy of 47.5% from the field and 37.5% from the 3-point line. The Suns played with an average of 27.5 assists per game.
- In the defense, Phoenix played with an average of 41.5 rebounds per game along with 7.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game.
Knicks vs Suns Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have played 134 regular season games against each other in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns are slightly ahead with 70 wins, while the NY Knicks won 64 games.
The Suns won all the last 8 meetings between the two sides. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 4 March 2022. The Phoenix Suns won that nail-biting fixture with a score of 115-114.
Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Julius Randle (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 21.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.9 | Assists Per Game: 3.3
Jalen Brunson (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 20.0 | Assists Per Game: 6.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
R.J. Barrett (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 18.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.1 | Assists Per Game: 2.9
Devin Booker (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 28.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.8
Mikal Bridges (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 15.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.5 | Assists Per Game: 3.4
Deandre Ayton (Center)
Points Per Game: 14.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.8 | Assists Per Game: 2.1
Knicks vs Suns Injuries
- Cam Reddish (Small Forward)
- Mitchell Robinson (Center)
- Chris Paul (Point Guard)
- Landry Shamet (Shooting Guard)
- Cameron Johnson (Small Forward)
- Jae Crowder (Power Forward)
Knicks vs Suns Prediction: Predicted Winner
Both teams will look to make a strong comeback after facing defeat in the last fixture. The NY Knicks have no margin of error against the mighty Suns. They need to bring out their best to end the losing streak against Phoenix. On the other hand, the Suns have been very good in home games this season. They will look to continue the same form and secure another win on Sunday night. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Suns for this matchup.