The 8-game slate in the NBA scheduled for Sunday, November 20, will start with this inter-conference battle in Arizona, and here you can take a look at the best Knicks vs. Suns betting pick and odds.
Phoenix will open the four-game home stand when they host New York at Footprint Center. The Suns are -5.5 favorites on DraftKings NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 225.5 points. These inter-conference rivals have faced twice last year, and the Suns won both duels.
Knicks lost to the Warriors and returned to .500
The New York Knicks (8-8, 7-8-1 ATS) opened their five-game road trip with a couple of wins against the Jazz and Nuggets, but they couldn’t make it three in a row as the Golden State Warriors were better 111-101. The hosts were up by 16 points after the first quarter, and the Knicks have trailed by a double-digit margin since in a game they deserved to lose. New York shot only 34.5% and 26.5% from the perimeter, while the Knicks had 16 assists opposite Golden State’s 32.
Julius Randle led the team with 20 points and seven rebounds. RJ Barrett had 18 points, team-high five assists, and four boards, Jalen Brunson contributed with 13 points, five rebounds, four dimes, and two steals, while Jericho Sims posted a double-double of ten points and game-high ten rebounds with a game-high three blocks.
C Mitchell Robinson (knee) is unavailable to play on Sunday against Phoenix. SG Cam Reddish (groin) is questionable.
Suns fell short of the Jazz on the road
The Phoenix Suns (9-6, 9-6-0 ATS) lost three out of the last four games, two of which were by a point margin. The most recent came against the Utah Jazz on the road when the hosts secured a tight 134-133 victory, mostly thanks to a better shooting from downtown, hitting 16 triples opposite Phoenix’s nine.
Devin Booker flirted with a triple-double as he led the Suns with season-high 49 points, game-high ten assists, and eight rebounds. Deandre Ayton recorded a double-double of 17 points and team-high ten boards, along with a game-high four blocks, Cameron Payne added 17 points, five dishes, and game-high three steals, while Torrey Craig chipped in 16 points and six rebounds.
SF Cameron Johnson (knee) and SF Jae Crowder (personal) are out indefinitely. PG Chris Paul (heel) and PG Landry Shamet (concussion) are questionable to feature on Sunday against New York.
- 15-5 ATS in the last 20 road games
- 10-3 ATS in the last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- 2-4 SU in the last six games
New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns Pick
The Knicks are playing well on this road trip, and I am betting on them to bounce back from a poor shooting night against Golden State. The Suns have a much better defense than the Warriors, but they allowed 134 points to Utah in their recent game, so the Knicks do have a chance on Sunday. Phoenix is not the same team without Chris Paul, and with him likely to miss this one out as well, I am going with the visitors to cover.
Pick: Take the Knicks at +6.5 (-110)
Well, I don’t expect to see a classic shootout we had an opportunity to see in Salt Lake City, especially because there is no way the Suns will allow another 130+ point game to their opponents. The 134 points allowed to the Jazz were their season-high, and the Knicks don’t have such a potent offense to score 130+ against the Suns. They did score 130+ on two occasions this season, but that was against Detroit and Charlotte. Under is 5-2 in the Knicks’ last seven overall; Under is 6-0 in New York’s previous six road games, while Under is 10-4 in the Suns’ last 14 games following an ATS loss.
Pick: Go Under 228.5 points (-133)