New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and predictions

New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and predictions

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New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and predictions

The New York Knicks (7-7) meet the Denver Nuggets (9-4) Wednesday at Ball Arena in Denver. Tip is set for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Knicks vs. Nuggets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Knicks earned a 118-111 victory in Salt Lake City, cooling off the Utah Jazz Tuesday. New York takes the quick jump over the Rocky Mountains for the 2nd end of the back-to-back. This is just the 2nd time the Knicks are playing on no rest, losing the 1st time 133-118 to the Boston Celtics on Nov. 5 after beating the Philadelphia 76ers 106-104 on Nov. 4.

The Nuggets have won 5 of the last 6 games, blasting the Chicago Bulls on the road Sunday 126-103 to cover a 1.5-point number. This is Denver's first home game since a 126-101 win against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 5.

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Knicks at Nuggets odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:48 a.m. ET.

Moneyline (ML) : Knicks +360 (bet $100 to win $360) | Nuggets -500 (bet $500 to win $100)Against the spread (ATS) : Knicks +9.5 (-120) | Nuggets -9.5 (+100)Over/Under (O/U) : 233.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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Knicks at Nuggets key injuries


C Mitchell Robinson (knee) questionable


F Aaron Gordon (illness) questionableG Bones Hyland (medical protocols) questionableC Nikola Jokic (medical protocols) outG Ish Smith (calf) doubtful

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Knicks at Nuggets picks and predictions


Knicks 115, Nuggets 109

The KNICKS (+360) are worth playing as heavy underdogs, even though they're playing on the 2nd end of a back-to-back set.

The reasoning for taking the heavy 'dogs is due to the health situation of the Nuggets (-500). Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic entered the NBA's health and safety protocols, and he has officially been ruled out for Wednesday. Bones Hyland is expected to miss a 3rd straight game for the same reason, while F Aaron Gordon is questionable due to a non-COVID illness. That's a lot of offense (and defense) missing, and Denver's cohesiveness will be off.

KNICKS +9.5 (-120) is a solid option catching nearly double digits. New York cooled off Utah Tuesday night as 4.5-point underdogs, and it's a tough turnaround heading for the Mile High City the very next night. However, the Knicks are worth playing even if the line were to go down by 2 buckets.

UNDER 233.5 (-115) is a strong play here, again, due to the absences on the Denver end. Who is going to score for the Nuggets with Jokic, and potentially Gordon, sidelined? Jokic is averaging 20.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG and 8.9 APG through 13 games, so that's a huge absence. That's what is mainly driving the Under train here.

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