The Denver Nuggets (47-23) play the 3rd contest in a 5-game road trip against the New York Knicks (41-30) Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nuggets vs. Knicks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nuggets are coming off a 119-100 win over the Detroit Pistons in a testy game, covering as 15-point favorites as the Under (229.5) cashed. That snapped a 4-game losing streak for Denver, and the cover snapped an 0-5 against the spread (ATS) skid.
The Knicks return home after going 2-2 straight-up (SU) and ATS in a 4-game road trip from March 9-14. New York won the first meeting this season with the Nuggets in the Mile High City on Nov. 16, posting a 106-103 victory as a 2-point underdog as the Under (226) connected.
Nuggets at Knicks odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:57 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Nuggets -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Knicks +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets -2.5 (-105) | Knicks +2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Nuggets at Knicks key injuries
- G Jalen Brunson (foot) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nuggets at Knicks picks and predictions
Nuggets 116, Knicks 112
The NUGGETS (-135) are a solid play on the moneyline if you believe that the Knicks are going to lose this game by a 1 or 2 points. If not, go with Denver laying the points for a better value.
The NUGGETS -2.5 (-105) are a better option, costing a little less juice.
The Nuggets are just 1-5 ATS in the past 6 games and 1-4 ATS in the past 5 after a single day of rest — so there are some risks. However, Denver is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games against teams with a winning record.
The Knicks have been hot against the number lately, but are just 1-4 ATS in the past 5 meetings against Denver and 0-4 ATS in the past 4 battles against the Nuggs at MSG.
It’s best to AVOID this total due to the uncertain status of Brunson and the trends.
The Under is 4-1 in the past 5 games overall for the Knicks, while the Over is 5-2 in the past 7 games overall for the Nuggets.