The 38-23 New York Knicks will look to rebound as they travel to play the 43-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The pro basketball odds from this contest has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -9 points with an over under line of 208 ½ points. Early money has landed on the Nuggets as Denver opened as the -8 ½ point favorite.
The Nuggets and Knicks met back on December 9th with New York posting the 112-106 home victory against Denver as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 205 points.
New York has a road record of 16-13 on the current season. The Knicks began this four game road trip on a bad note by dropping a bad 92-63 decision at the Golden St Warriors on Monday night as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 202 points. The Knicks were held to a miserable 28 second half points in defeat. They shoot an embarrassing 27.4% from the floor and 5 of 27 from three point range. New York allowed 41% shooting to the Warriors and got pounded on the glass by Golden St by a 59-42 margin. Chris Copeland came off the bench to lead the Knicks with 15 points and six boards on 5 of 11 shooting. New York has been inconsistent on the offensive end of the court. The team has scored 96 or less points in five of their past seven games. Carmelo Anthony in his return from his brief injury stint made just 4 of 15 shots in 33 minutes of play.
The Nuggets are 28-3 straight up at home on the year. They win their ninth straight after a 108-93 road win on Monday night to the Phoenix Suns as a -9 point betting favorite. The game finished under 213 points. It was a big fourth quarter for the Nuggets as they outscore Phoenix 28-19 in the win. Denver enjoys a 51.2% shooting game with 3 of 12 from three point distance. The team allowed Phoenix just 41.7% from the floor. Kosta Koufos led the Nuggets with 22 points and ten rebounds on 10 of 11 shooting. Playing at home in high altitude the Nuggets like to create a fast pace to wear down opponents late in games. Denver has put up 108.8 points per game and hit on 48.5% of their shots in their 31 home games this season.