Knicks vs Suns prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, model’s March 4 best bets on 71-44 run

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The shorthanded Phoenix Suns will look to keep rolling when they host the New York Knicks on Friday night at the Footprint Center. The Suns (50-12) have the best record in the West (and the NBA), seven games better than Golden State entering Thursday. The Knicks (25-37) are 12th in the East and last in the Atlantic Division, and have lost six straight. Phoenix has won nine of its last 11 despite missing Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Booker, the team’s leading scorer, is in COVID protocols. Paul, who leads the NBA in assists, is out for several weeks with a fractured thumb. Still, Phoenix crushed Portland 120-80 on Wednesday night.

Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET in Phoenix. Phoenix is ​​a 6.5-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Knicks vs. Suns odds, and the Over-Under for total points is 225.5. Before finalizing the Suns vs Knicks selections, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 19 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 71-44 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, grossing over $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set her sights on Knicks vs Suns, and has just locked in her NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for the Suns vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks spread vs. Suns: Phoenix -6.5
  • Knicks vs. Suns over-under: 222.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Suns money line: Phoenix -280, New York +320
  • NYK: RJ Barrett is averaging 28.6 points per game over his last seven games.
  • PHX: Cameron Johnson has made 18 of his last 35 3-point tries (51.4%).

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Why suns can cover

Phoenix is ​​14-9 ATS in non-conference games and 34-28 ATS overall, and it’s one of the most balanced teams in the NBA. He leads the league in shooting percentage (48.2), while the Knicks rank 28th (43.4) and Phoenix are averaging 113.6 points (fourth) and face a New York team that doesn’t score. than 105.1 (27th). The Suns outscored their opponents by 8.1 points per game, the best differential in the NBA. Their defense allows opposing shooters to hit just 33.2 percent from 3-point range (first in the NBA), the only area where the Knicks rank in the top half of the league.

Those teams have met once this season, with the Suns winning 118-97 and now New York just 37 percent shooting and 30.8 from long range. The Suns, meanwhile, hit 55.7 percent overall and 46.4 percent from beyond the arc, with Jae Crowder and Johnson combining to hit five of eight. Johnson is fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting (43.7%) and he hit four of five Wednesday on his way to a team-high 20 points. DeAndre Ayton, who is averaging 16.5 points and 10.1 rebounds, scored 18 against Portland, while Crowder had five of the Suns’ 14 steals.

Why the Knicks can cover

New York is desperate for a win after its recent downfall. And while the Suns are deep, the Knicks are taking a big break with some of Phoenix’s best players. The Suns have been a profitable bet against the overall spread, but only 16-18 ATS when playing at home.

Depth is a challenge for New York, but its two best players are performing well. Julius Randle leads the way with 19.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Barrett became a scorer averaging 18.9 points. Barrett was particularly hot in February, increasing his average to 28.3 points for that month. He then started March with 30 points in the loss to the Sixers on Wednesday.

How to make choices between the Suns and Knicks

SportsLine’s model looks at total points, predicting a total of 219 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits in more than 60% of simulations. You can only see the model choice on SportsLine.

So who wins the Knicks against the Suns? And which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump to, all from the model who crushed his NBA picks, and find out.

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