Phoenix Suns versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-26-2012


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The 20-8 New York Knicks will be on a back to back as they battle the 15-13 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

The NBA odds in this game have the road team New York Knicks favored by -4 points with an over under line of 199 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out in this game a few hours ago.

The two teams met back on December 2nd with the Knicks posting the 106-99 home win against the Phoenix Suns as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 198 points. Trend: New York Knicks are 0-3 ATS in their past three games.

The Knicks fell to 8-5 on the road following a 100-94 road defeat on Christmas Day against the LA Lakers as a +4 point underdog. The game went under 211 points. New York had a poor shooting game with just 42% from the floor in the loss. They allowed the Lakers 48% shooting. New York has slumped in recent games on the defensive side of the court as they have given up 100 or more points in five of their seven games. In that span they have moved from a top five defense in the league to just mid-pack defensively.

The Suns will host the Knicks with two days of rest. After a four game win streak they have lost two straight games. They lose on Sunday to the LA Clippers 103-77 as a +6 ½ point home underdog. The total went under 195 ½ points. Phoenix has not been good on defense by allowing 101 points a game ranking 26th in scoring defense as well as 47% shooting. The team is not a good rebounding club as they lack size down low. Newly acquired Luis Scola averages 12 points and 47% shooting this season.