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BetMGM Basketball: New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, March 4

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By BetMGM Staff Writer /

● The Suns (49-10) are -6.5 favorites against the Knicks (25-34)

● Total (Over/Under): 223.5 points

● Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST

● Watch the game on BSAZ and MSG

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

the The Suns are the betting favorites in this NBA game, with a gap of -6.5 (-110).

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

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

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Knicks vs Suns Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

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Moneyline

New York Knicks

+6.5 -110

O 223.5 -110

220

Phoenix Suns

-6.5 -110

U 223.5 -110

-275

New York Knicks Against the Spread (ATS) record, historical betting trends:

Against the spread this NBA season, the Knicks went:

26-36 against the propagated (-13.55 Units / -19.88% ROI)

25-37 against the Moneyline (-32.25 Units / -28.76% ROI)

31-30 against the More than for total game points (-2 Units / -2.93% ROI)

30-31 against the Under for total game points (-4.1 units / -6.01% ROI)

Positive value trends over the spread for the Knicks, ranked by units won:

● 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 Game Total Over in 11 of their last 14 games (+8.80 Units / 57% ROI)

Negative value trends over the gap for the Knicks, ranked by units lost:

● 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)

Phoenix Suns Against the Spread (ATS) Record, Historical Betting Trends:

Against the spread this NBA season, the Suns went:

34-28 against the propagated (+3.2 Units / 4.69% ROI)

50-12 against the Moneyline (+23.75 Units / 9.61% ROI)

31-31 against the More than for total game points (-3.15 units / -4.62% ROI)

31-31 against the Under for total game points (-3.1 units / -4.55% ROI)

Positive value trends over spread for the Suns, ranked by units earned:

● 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)

Negative value trends over the spread for the Suns, ranked by units lost:

● The Phoenix Suns have covered the 1Q Game Total Over in only 25 of their last 62 games (-13.06 Units / -19% ROI)

● The Phoenix Suns have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in only 24 of their last 58 games (-12.19 Units / -19% ROI)

● The Phoenix Suns have only covered the Moneyline 1H in 12 of their last 18 home games (-10.71 Units / -17% ROI)

● The Phoenix Suns have covered Team Total Over in only 13 of their last 33 games (-10.51 Units / -27% ROI)

● The Phoenix Suns have only covered Game Total Under in 11 of their last 30 home games (-9.90 Units / -30% ROI)

New York Knicks: the keys to the game against the Phoenix Suns

The Knicks are 1-16 (.059) when allowing 15 or more second-chance points this season — the lowest among NBA teams; League average: 0.468

The Knicks are 10-3 (.769) when allowing less than 10 second-chance points this season – 3rd best among NBA teams; League average: 0.524

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 average: 0.458

The Knicks are 3-24 (.111) when allowing 110 or more points this season – 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League average: 0.274

Phoenix Suns: Keys to the game against 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 — the best among NBA teams; League average: 0.508

The Suns are 20-3 (.870) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — the best among NBA teams; League average: 0.514

The Suns are 35-2 (.946) when scoring 110 or more points this season – the best among NBA teams; League average: 0.726

The Suns were 29-8 (.784) when they won the rotational margin last season – the best among NBA teams; League average: 0.552

Injury Report: Suns vs. Knicks – Game Friday, March 04

Dario Saric (Suns): The Suns announced that Sario had a torn ACL in his right knee.

Frank Kaminsky (Suns): Kaminsky underwent surgery on his right knee and will be reevaluated in eight weeks, according to Kellan Olson arizonasports.com.

Devin Booker (Suns): The Suns have placed Booker under league health and safety protocols.

Chris Paul (Suns): The Suns announced Paul had a broken thumb and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

Quentin Grimes (Knicks): The Knicks announced that Grimes would be reevaluated in two weeks.

Derrick Rose (Knicks): The Knicks announced that Rose had minor surgery on her right ankle. There is no timetable for his return.

New York Knicks Offensive Stats and Trends

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Suns offensive stats and trends

The Suns averaged 0.57 points per possession (8,300 points / 15,190 possessions) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League average: 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 average: 1.9

The Suns are averaging 0.54 points per possession (4,839 points / 9,461 possessions) this season – tied for 2nd among NBA teams; League average: 0.52

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

New York Knicks defensive stats and trends

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

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

The Knicks have blocked 225 shots this season – tied for 9th 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 among NBA teams; League average: 7.6

Phoenix Suns defensive stats and trends

The Suns are averaging 36.0 defensive rebounds per game (1,546 rebounds/43 games) this season – 4th best among NBA teams; League average: 34.3

The Suns have 371 interceptions this season – 6th most among NBA teams

The Suns are averaging 4.2 blocks per game (180 blocks/43 games) this season – 5th lowest among NBA teams; League average: 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 among NBA teams; League Average: 5.0

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