New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 4

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 04, 2022, 5:48 PM
  • The Suns (49-10) are -6.5 favorites vs. the Knicks (25-34)
  • Total (Over/Under): 223.5 points
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSAZ & MSG

The New York Knicks visit Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 10:00pm EST in Phoenix.

The Suns are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -6.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Knicks are 26-36 against the spread, while the Suns are 34-28 against the spread.

The Knicks vs Suns Over/Under is 223.5 total points for the game.


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Knicks vs. Suns Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New York Knicks+6.5 -110O 223.5 -110220
Phoenix Suns -6.5 -110U 223.5 -110-275

Against the spread this NBA season, the Knicks have gone:

  • 26-36 against the Spread (-13.55 Units / -19.88% ROI)
  • 25-37 against the Moneyline (-32.25 Units / -28.76% ROI)
  • 31-30 against the Over for game total points (-2 Units / -2.93% ROI)
  • 30-31 against the Under for game total points (-4.1 Units / -6.01% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 33 games (+12.00 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have covered the 2Q Spread in 19 of their last 30 away games (+9.12 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 19 of their last 30 away games (+9.09 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 49 games (+9.00 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have covered the Game Total Over in 11 of their last 14 games (+8.80 Units / 57% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have only covered the Moneyline in 23 of their last 60 games (-34.25 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 24 of their last 61 games (-21.70 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have only covered the Spread in 22 of their last 57 games (-16.45 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 16 of their last 45 games (-15.91 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The New York Knicks have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 19 of their last 49 games (-14.19 Units / -26% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Suns have gone:

  • 34-28 against the Spread (+3.2 Units / 4.69% ROI)
  • 50-12 against the Moneyline (+23.75 Units / 9.61% ROI)
  • 31-31 against the Over for game total points (-3.15 Units / -4.62% ROI)
  • 31-31 against the Under for game total points (-3.1 Units / -4.55% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the Moneyline in 49 of their last 58 games (+29.60 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 2H Moneyline in 44 of their last 58 games (+22.52 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 4Q Spread in 33 of their last 49 games (+16.52 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 35 of their last 62 games (+7.39 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 19 of their last 31 games (+6.98 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 62 games (-13.06 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 58 games (-12.19 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 12 of their last 18 games at home (-10.71 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the Team Total Over in 13 of their last 33 games (-10.51 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the Game Total Under in 11 of their last 30 games at home (-9.90 Units / -30% ROI)

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New York Knicks: Keys to the Game vs. the Phoenix Suns

The Knicks are 1-16 (.059) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Knicks are 10-3 (.769) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Knicks are 11-27 (.289) when allowing 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

The Knicks are 3-24 (.111) when allowing 110 or more points this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .274

Phoenix Suns: Keys to the Game vs. the New York Knicks

The Suns are 33-9 (.786) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .508

The Suns are 20-3 (.870) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

The Suns are 35-2 (.946) when scoring 110 or more points this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .726

The Suns were 29-8 (.784) when they win the turnover margin last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Injury Report: Suns vs. Knicks - Friday's Game, Mar. 04

  • Dario Saric (Suns): The Suns announced that Sario has a torn ACL in his right knee.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Suns): Kaminsky had surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated in eight weeks, according to Kellan Olson arizonasports.com.
  • Devin Booker (Suns): The Suns placed Booker in the league's health and safety protocols.
  • Chris Paul (Suns): The Suns announced that Paul has a thumb fracture and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.
  • Quentin Grimes (Knicks): The Knicks announced that Grimes will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
  • Derrick Rose (Knicks): The Knicks announced that Rose had a minor procedure on his right ankle. There is no timetable for his return.

New York Knicks Offensive Stats & Trends

The Knicks averaged 9.6 assists per game (693 assists/72 games) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 11.8

The Knicks averaged 21.4 assists per game (1,541 assists/72 games) last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24.7

The Knicks averaged 50.9 points per game (3,667 points/72 games) in the second half last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.8

The Knicks have averaged 5.8 turnovers per game (263 turnovers/45 games) in the second half this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 6.6

Phoenix Suns Offensive Stats & Trends

The Suns averaged 0.57 points per possession (8,300 points/15,190 possessions) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Suns had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,939 assists/ 864 TOs) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Suns have averaged 0.54 points per possession (4,839 points/9,461 possessions) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

The Suns are shooting 48% (4,946/10,198) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

New York Knicks Defensive Stats & Trends

The Knicks have averaged 6.8 steals per game (305 steals/45 games) this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Knicks averaged 35.5 defensive rebounds per game (2,554 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Knicks have blocked 225 shots this season — tied for 9th most among NBA teams

The Knicks have averaged 6.9 steals per game (396 steals/57 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

Phoenix Suns Defensive Stats & Trends

The Suns have averaged 36.0 defensive rebounds per game (1,546 rebounds/43 games) this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Suns have 371 steals this season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Suns have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (180 blocks/43 games) this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Suns have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (249 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0


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