New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns odds, picks and predictions

the Phoenix Suns (9-6) welcome the New York Knicks (8-8) to Footprint Center Sunday. Tip is set for 3:30 pm ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Knicks vs. Sun’s oddsand make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Knicks lost 111-101 Friday to the Golden State Warriors, failing to cover as 7.5-point underdogs. New York is just 7-8-1 against the spread (ATS) this season.

The Knicks are led by F Julius Randle, who is averaging 21.3 points per game. f RJ Barrett (18.3) and G Jalen Brunson (19.6) are the only other players that consistently top double figures for New York.

The Suns are 9-6 ATS but will be without 2 key starters. They are coming off a 134-133 loss at Utah, failing to cover as 1-point favorites.

Phoenix is ​​led by G Devin Booker, who is averaging 28.1 points per game and shooting 48.1% from the field. Booker is also averaging a team-high 6.1 assists per game.

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Knicks at Sun’s odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:21 am ET.

  • Money Line (ML): Knicks +200 (bet $100 to win $200) | Suns -240 (bet $240 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Curtsy +6.5 (+100) | Sun’s -6.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 226.5 (O: -105 | B: -115)

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Knicks at Suns key injuries

curtsy

  • C Mitchell Robinson (knee) questionable

Suns

  • f CameronJohnson (meniscus) out
  • G ChrisPaul (heel) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Knicks at Suns picks and predictions

prediction

Sun’s 119, Knicks 110

money line

PASSPORT.

The Suns, especially at home, should come out on top, but at -240, there isn’t any value playing them to win outright. Even New York at +200 doesn’t have much value considering the Knicks are 4-5 on the road and taking on a top Western Conference opponent.

Against the spread

BET SUNS -6.5 (-110).

When Paul is out, G Cameron Payne has stepped up adequately, so his absence should be less of a concern. Backing Phoenix is ​​easy considering it is 1 of 2 teams with a top-8 offensive and defensive net rating.

The Suns will have the best player on the court and will also be at home. Phoenix is ​​a terrific 6-2 ATS at home this season and is 7-1 straight up at Footprint Center.

The Knicks are also on the 4th game of a 5-game road trip which is undoubtedly going to be tiring for a roster that relies heavily on their top 3 scoring options.

Over/Under

LEAN OVER 226.5 (-105).

The Knicks will likely be without Robinson, who is their best rim protector. They do rank 9th in pace, so they should be able to push the ball, and with Payne instead of Paul, the Suns are more likely to keep the tempo high.

The Suns also aren’t a great defensive rebounding team, ranking 20th in defensive rebounding rate while the Knicks crash the glass at a high rate, sitting 8th in offensive rebounding rate.

Expect New York to get ample 2nd chances. That said, Phoenix has scored 130 or more in 2 straight games and has gone over the projected total in 3 straight.

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