Knicks vs Suns Predictions

May 7, 2021

The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns have both made noise in their respective conferences throughout the years. Tonight, they face off with one another in one of the marquee games of the week on the NBA schedule. In this round of NBA picks, we look at Knicks vs Suns and provide our best bet for this very exciting game.

Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks Betting Pick

The Pick: Suns -6
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Knicks vs Suns Prediction: NBA Friday Preview

This game will be played at 10:00 PM ET at Talking Stick Resort Arena

Why bet the Suns:

✅ The Phoenix Suns already beat the New York Knicks convincingly earlier this season despite a really slow start. The Suns were on the road on the second night of a back-to-back and still managed to pull away in the late stages of that game.

✅ The New York Knicks destroyed the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies to start their six-game road trip. But the Knicks looked lethargic in game three away from home against the Denver Nuggets. Against a hungry Phoenix Suns team trying to get the top seed in the West, the Knicks should have issues again here.

✅ The New York Knicks' run in the late stages of this regular season just isn't sustainable. They have won 12 of their last 14 games and are likely to regress during this road trip. Expect the Phoenix Suns to bring them down to Earth on Friday night.

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General Info about New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns

What is the key to Knicks vs Suns?

The biggest key to this game is whether the New York Knicks or Phoenix Suns can impose their will on the contest. Both teams have their own unique style of play. The team that can best implement their style and force the other team out of their comfort zone is going to have a huge advantage in this Knicks vs Suns showdown.

When were these teams at their best?

For the New York Knicks, the golden era of their franchise came in the 1990s, when they were fixtures in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, were at their best during the 2000s, when they were being led by Mike D'Antoni to play a very fast offensive style of basketball. D'Antoni later joined the Knicks as their head coach, and has much less success than he did with the Suns.

Is Knicks vs Suns a rivalry?

There isn't really a rivalry between the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns, no. Both sides have spent time as an elite team in the NBA, but they have not faced each other in enough big games to be rivals thanks to their membership in opposite conferences. However, when these two teams do play, it is often appointment viewing.

Suns vs Knicks Predictions

Making predictions on games between the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns requires bettors to evaluate each team relative to each betting line that is available. A combination of stats and non-numerical analysis is needed to make the best possible wagers on each game. Our predictions do exactly that, looking at both qualitative and quantitative information to provide the best NBA predictions possible.

Knicks vs Suns Against the Spread Predictions

Betting on the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns ATS requires bettors to predict who will win as well as by how many points they will win. That is because the point spread demands that favorites win by enough points to cover the spread, or for underdogs to keep the game close enough to cover the number. How close teams keep NBA games late often depends on motivation and the culture of each side.

Phoenix Suns vs Knicks Over/Under Betting

In the over/under market, bettors have to predict how many combined points the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns will score in their games. In the NBA, scoring is not hard to come by. But bettors need to look closely at metrics like pace and 3 point field goal percentage to determine whether the total points will go over or under the number listed by bookmakers.

New York Knicks vs Suns Moneyline Predictions

Moneyline betting on NBA basketball games requires bettors to simply pick whether they think the New York Knicks or Phoenix Suns are going to win. It doesn't matter if their games go to overtime or what the margin of victory is. All that matters for the purposes of this market is which side comes out on top. Bettors in this market are tasked with finding value to turn a profit, as the vig on each side can vary, making it harder to bet on favorites than it is when betting ATS.

Suns vs Knicks Odds

The odds for games between the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns can vary wildly depending on the circumstances surrounding each contest during the season. The factor that causes this variance the most is injuries. Teams that are forced to sit players out due to injury can see their odds of winning shrink wildly, as the overall talent they are able to put on the floor diminishes. Because of this, bettors are encouraged to please visit their sources of NBA injury information often.

Live Streaming Knicks vs Suns

Watching the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns play basketball is easy, as there are live streaming platforms that carry their games each season. Sites like Hulu and YouTube TV offer NBA streaming along with entertainment programming on a regular basis. And NBA League Pass carries nearly every NBA game each season. Fans can visit the streaming schedules of these platforms to make sure the Knicks and Suns are going to be streamed before their next game.

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Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.