The NBA betting action continues Friday, November 26, 2021, with the interconference showdown from Madison Square Garden in New York, so we bring you the best Suns vs. Knicks betting pick along with the latest team stats, news, and betting trends.
The red-hot Suns opened as 3-point road favorites on Caesars Sportsbook. They are listed as -140 moneyline favorites, while the Knicks are +120 dogs with a total of 216.5 points.
Phoenix won 14 games in a row
The Phoenix Suns (15-3; 9-9 ATS) have been absolutely ridiculous as of late. They are rolling on a 14-game winning streak, though the Suns have covered the spread only once in their last six outings at any location.
The Suns are coming off a 120-115 victory at the Cleveland Cavaliers this past Wednesday. Devin Booker went off for 35 points on 14-for-21 shooting from the field, while Chris Paul posted a double-double of 17 points and 12 assists.
Phoenix is scoring 111.2 points per 100 possessions (tied-7th in the NBA) while leading the league in field goal percentage (47.9%). The Suns are yielding only 104.3 points per 100 possessions (3rd) on 43.5% shooting from the field (tied-9th) and 34.2% from downtown (16th).
New York’s iffy form continues
The New York Knicks (10-8; 8-10 ATS) have struggled a lot so far this month, going 5-7 SU and 4-8 ATS in the process. They haven’t won two straight games in November, and the Knicks will try to change that when they welcome the surging Suns.
New York is coming off a 106-100 home victory to the LeBron-less Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks also covered a 4.5-point spread to snap a three-game ATS skid. Evan Fournier led the charge with 26 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field, while Julius Randle accounted for 20 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists.
The Knicks’ defense ranks third in the league in field goal percentage (42.6%) and 19th in 3-point percentage (34.8%). New York is still allowing 108.1 points per 100 possessions (16th in the NBA) while scoring 108.9 in a return (14th) on 44.2% shooting from the field (21st) and 36.8% from beyond the 3-point line (3rd).
- 1-5 ATS in the last six games overall
- 1-6 ATS in the last six games against the Eastern Conference
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games against the Pacific Division
- 13-7 ATS in the last 20 outings as underdogs
Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks Pick
The Knicks have been unpredictable lately, but they’ll stand a chance against this Phoenix team. New York needs to continue with hard work on the defensive end, and if the Knicks enjoy a solid shooting night, they’ll keep it close down the stretch.
The Suns’ ridiculous streak will eventually come to an end. Their offensive execution has been outstanding thus far, but the Suns could struggle at Madison Square Garden, especially if Mitchell Robinson clears the concussion protocol and returns to the Knicks’ starting lineup.
Pick: Take New York Knicks +3.0 at -110
The Knicks have to bring their best defense if they want to upset the odds and put an end to the Suns’ winning streak. They also have to slow down things as much as possible and try to execute their offense at a high level. The Knicks don’t want to run the floor with the Suns and surrender easy baskets in transition.
New York is registering 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes (22nd in the league), while the Suns are tallying 101.0 (tied-4th). The total has gone under in the Knicks’ last eight games overall, including their previous five outings at The Garden.
Pick: Go under 216.5 points at -110