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

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -3.5 -105 -115 215.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/3/2021 Lakers 93-89 LAL No Away +11.5 185.5 2500 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Clippers 110-104 DEN No Away +1.5 206.5 -105 -115 Regular Season Yes Over
4/29/2021 Raptors 121-111 DEN Yes Home -4.5 220.5 -250 195 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Pelicans 114-112 DEN Yes Home -7.5 225.5 -450 333 Regular Season No Over
4/26/2021 Grizzlies 120-96 DEN Yes Home -5.5 226.5 -275 220 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 6-4 5-5-0 224.4 115.3 109.1 +3.3 37.1%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Knicks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/3/2021 Grizzlies 118-104 NY Yes Away -3.5 234.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Under
5/2/2021 Rockets 122-97 NY Yes Away -14.5 217.5 -1600 900 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Bulls 113-94 NY Yes Home -11.5 201.5 -10000 2800 Regular Season Yes Over
4/26/2021 Suns 118-110 PHO No Home +1.5 226.5 125 -155 Regular Season No Over
4/24/2021 Raptors 120-103 NY Yes Home -4.5 228.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Under
Knicks Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
9-1 9-1 6-4-0 225.1 118.4 106.7 +0.5 33.7%

Knicks Injuries

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

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