NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 13, 2013

NBA Picks: New York Knicks vs. Denver Nuggets

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    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony ranks second in the NBA in averaging 27.9 points per game. This is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night, when New York takes on the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are 8.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 206 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a total prediction along the way. 

New York Knicks

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    The New York Knicks have alternated wins and losses over their last four games. They are coming off a 92-63 setback to the Golden State Warriors as 2.5-point road underdogs on Monday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Knicks are 8-8-1 against the spread as road underdogs of 6.5 to nine points over the last two-plus seasons.

Denver Nuggets

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    The Denver Nuggets have won nine games in a row—scoring 104-plus points in every game over that span.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 5-3 against the spread as home favorites of 6.5 to nine points this season, while the OVER is 5-3 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their NBA picks on Wednesday night, as the OVER is 11-4 in the New York Knicks' last 15 games following a straight-up loss of more than 10 points.

    NBA Pick: Over 206

     

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