Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction and Odds
Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction and Odds: The Denver Nuggets are expected to win this game as per the bookmarkers and stats.
A crucial encounter is lined up as the Denver Nuggets (47-23) will square off with the New York Knicks (41-30) in the upcoming NBA fixture. The Nuggets’ dream run this season is not looking good after a series of disappointing performances. However, they bounced back against the Detroit Pistons in the last matchup. However, Denver still holds the top position in the Western Conference. In the last fixture, they defeated the Pistons with a score of 119-100.
The New York Knicks have been good in recent matchups. They will aim for their third straight win when they host the Nuggets at Madison Square Garden in the next game. New York is currently in the 5th position in the Eastern Conference. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the last game with a score of 123-107.
Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction: Last 5 Games Stats
The Denver Nuggets have won 2 of the last 5 away fixtures.
They won against the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets. The defeats came against the likes of the Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, and Memphis Grizzlies. The Nuggets have an away record of 17-17 in the current season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Denver Nuggets have scored 115.2 points per game.
- The Denver Nuggets have conceded 115.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
The New York Knicks have won 4 of the last 5 home fixtures.
The Knicks won against teams like the Brooklyn Nets (2 games), Boston Celtics, and New Orleans Pelicans. The only loss came against the Charlotte Hornets. New York has won 19 out of 35 away games as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The NY Knicks have scored 121.6 points per game.
- The NY Knicks have conceded 107.2 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The New York Knicks looked better in recent games. However, the Denver Nuggets are ahead if we talk about the overall season performance. The home advantage will be on the side of New York.
Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction: Attack and Defense Analysis
The Denver Nuggets are playing with an average of 116.9 points per game. They shot 50.8% from the field and 38.7% from the 3-point line. The free throw success rate stands at 75.3%. The Nuggets have the 2nd-best attack among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 117.6.
The New York Knicks have maintained a scoring rate of 115.1 points per game this season. In shooting, they played with an accuracy of 46.5% in field goals, 34.8% in 3-pointers, and 76.5% in free throws. The Knicks are the 5th-ranked team in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 116.9.
Both teams have formidable attacks. None of them has an upper hand as per the rating and stats.
The Denver Nuggets have conceded 113.0 points per game so far. They played with an average of 43.0 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 7.6 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.4. The Nuggets are given a rank of 19 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.6.
The New York Knicks are giving away 112.3 points per game till now. They maintained an average of 47.1 rebounds along with 6.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game. The Knicks are the 15th-ranked side in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.8.
The New York Knicks are slightly ahead in the defense.
Knicks vs Nuggets Prediction: Odds
- NY Knicks: +3 (-116)
- Denver Nuggets: -3 (-116)
- NY Knicks: +120
- Denver Nuggets: -152
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Nuggets vs Knicks Prediction: Last Game Analysis
Can the Nuggets target another impactful winning streak?
Despite being on the top in the West, the signs were alarming for the Denver Nuggets after four back-to-back defeats. But they managed to return to winning ways when they met the Detroit Pistons in the last fixture. The three quarters looked close as the Pistons gave a tough fight. There were 16 lead changes and 10 ties throughout the contest. The Nuggets looked in absolutely fantastic touch in the last quarter and dominated the Pistons, handing them a crushing 19-point loss in the end. Denver outrebounded Detroit 47-37. They also won 66-52 in the paint.
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a comeback win with his key contribution of 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 valuable points.
Will the Knicks continue their winning run?
It was a comfortable win for the New Knicks in the last away fixture against the Portland Trail Blazers. The third quarter turned out to be decisive as the Knicks gained a healthy lead led by back-to-back points from Quickley. The Knicks stretched the lead in the last quarter as well which gave no chance for the Trail Blazers to fight back. New York won 52-38 on rebounds. They also outscored Portland 18-16 in the fast break points.
Immanuel Quickley had an excellent night and he made a huge difference to the contest with his contribution of 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists. Julius Randle looked good too, scoring 24 points with 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Knicks vs Nuggets Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 96 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Denver Nuggets are leading with 51 wins, while the New York Knicks won 45 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Nuggets and only 1 by the Knicks. The previous clash took place in the current season on 16 November 2022. The New York Knicks won that contest with a score of 106-103.
Head-to-Head Key Highlights: Last 5 Meetings
- The New York Knicks hosted 2 games and both of them were won by the Denver Nuggets.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 227.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the NY Knicks: 101.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Denver Nuggets: 115.0
Knicks vs Nuggets Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Nikola Jokic (Center)
Points Per Game: 24.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 11.9 | Assists Per Game: 10.0
Jamal Murray (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 20.0 | Assists Per Game: 6.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0
Michael Porter Jr (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 17.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.3 | Steals Per Game: 0.7
New York Knicks
Julius Randle (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 25.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.3 | Assists Per Game: 4.1
Jalen Brunson (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 23.8 | Assists Per Game: 6.1 | Steals Per Game: 0.9
Brunson is doubtful to play this game due to injury.
RJ Barrett (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 19.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.2 | Assists Per Game: 2.7
Nuggets vs Knicks Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Knicks
- Momentum Advantage: Nuggets
- H2H Advantage: Nuggets
- Offensive Advantage: None
- Defensive Advantage: Knicks
- Overall: Even Stevens
It won’t be an easy game for the Denver Nuggets looking at their inconsistent performance over the last few weeks. However, they are coming off a winning momentum. The last win also helped Denver clinch the Northwest Division. On the other hand, the New York Knicks will look to boost their campaign by dominating the Nuggets and securing an important home win. It can be a close matchup. But the odds favor the Denver Nuggets for this fixture.