Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights and Trends for May 5, 2021

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The New York Knicks (37-28) are 3.5-point underdogs as they try to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets (43-22) on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Ball Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on ALT2. The over/under for the matchup is set at 215.5.

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Nuggets vs Knicks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-3.5-105-115215.5-110-110
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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have gone over the point total for Wednesday's matchup point total (215.5 points) in 73.8% of opportunities (48 out of 65 matchups).
  • In 27 out of New York's 65 games this season (41.5%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Wednesday's matchup.
  • The Nuggets average 115.1 points per game against the Knicks' 107.4, amounting to 7.0 points over the matchup's total of 215.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 214.5 points per game, 1.0 point less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Nuggets have seen a 225 over/under in their games this season, 9.5 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Knicks' games have an over/under of 212 points this season, 3.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a losing 30-33 record against the spread this year.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 3.5-point favorite is above .500 at 19-18.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 55.6% of games (35 out of 63 matchups).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He averages 26.3 points per game while adding 10.9 rebounds and 8.5 assists.
  • Jamal Murray knocks down 2.7 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Denver's blocks leader is JaVale McGee, who records 1.2 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.4 steals an outing.
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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/3/2021Lakers93-89 LALNoAway+11.5185.52500-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Clippers110-104 DENNoAway+1.5206.5-105-115Regular SeasonYesOver
4/29/2021Raptors121-111 DENYesHome-4.5220.5-250195Regular SeasonYesOver
4/28/2021Pelicans114-112 DENYesHome-7.5225.5-450333Regular SeasonNoOver
4/26/2021Grizzlies120-96 DENYesHome-5.5226.5-275220Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-45-5-0224.4115.3109.1+3.337.1%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:Nikola Jokic: Day To Day (Toe),Monte Morris: Out (Hamstring),Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),Zeke Nnaji: Day To Day (Ankle),Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)
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Knicks Betting Data

  • New York has a 39-24 record against the spread, covering in 61.9% of their contests.
  • The Knicks have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 11-5 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • New York has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 41.3% of matchups this season (26 out of 63 contests).

Knicks Key Players

  • Julius Randle is atop almost all of the Knicks' leaderboards by collecting 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
  • Reggie Bullock hits 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Knicks.
  • Nerlens Noel's steals (1.1 steals per game) and blocks (2.2 blocks per game) pace New York defensively.
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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalKnicks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/3/2021Grizzlies118-104 NYYesAway-3.5234.5-200165Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/2/2021Rockets122-97 NYYesAway-14.5217.5-1600900Regular SeasonYesOver
4/28/2021Bulls113-94 NYYesHome-11.5201.5-100002800Regular SeasonYesOver
4/26/2021Suns118-110 PHONoHome+1.5226.5125-155Regular SeasonNoOver
4/24/2021Raptors120-103 NYYesHome-4.5228.5-200165Regular SeasonYesUnder
Knicks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
9-19-16-4-0225.1118.4106.7+0.533.7%

Knicks Injuries

Knicks:Norvel Pelle: Day To Day (Ankle),Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle),Nerlens Noel: Day To Day (Ankle)
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