The 7-10 Phoenix Suns will be the road team as they face the 11-4 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 12PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current NBA odds from this game have the home team New York Knicks favored by -10 points with an over under line of 201 points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago the Knicks were a -10 point favorite and the total was lined at 200 points. There has been no movement on the spread and a ½ point move on the total.
The teams met once during the lockout shortened season a year ago with Phoenix edging the Knicks 91-88 as a +8 point road underdog. The game went under 200 points.
This will be the Suns fifth game of this long six game east coast trip. They are 1-3 on the trip and 2-7 overall on the road this season. They have lost two straight to subpar teams on this trip at Detroit and on Friday they drop a 101-97 road decision to Toronto. Phoenix is a bad defensive team allowing 102 points and 47% shooting on the year. Marcin Gortat is averaging just 11 points a game which is four points less than last season.
The Knicks are a perfect 6-0 on their home court on the current season. They have won two straight and three of four games with the loss coming at Brooklyn. New York was a -12 point favorite on Friday and pounds the Washington Wizards 108-87 as a -12 point favorite. Knicks are getting it done on both ends of the court. They average nearly 103 points per game and allow 94. They hold teams to just 44.4% shooting a major improvement from recent seasons.