O/U POWER-BOMB ~ UNREAL 13-3 Run w/ NBA Totals! PERFECT 6-0 L6!
New York vs. Phoenix,
03/06/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 96 - 107
Total: +103/+225 Over
8* Over Knicks/Suns (9:05 ET): The Suns have actually won three of their last four games, which includes shocking triumphs over the Lakers and Bucks. But tonight's opponent can attest to the fact that when you're a bad team, the "good times" don't often last for very long. It wasn't too long ago that the Knicks had won three of four, but they've since reverted back to their "past ways" by losing three straight. That leaves NY at a putrid 4-30 SU their L34 games. In a battle of teams w/ the worst SU records in their respective conferences, I expect plenty of points to be scored in this one. Take the Over.
Phoenix has scored no fewer than 112 pts in each of its last five games. But it was a stunning effort at the defensive end that was largely responsible for Monday's upset of the Bucks here at home. The Suns held Milwaukee, the league's 2nd highest scoring team to just 105 pts on 36.8% shooting. It was the second time upsetting the Bucks this season. But suffice to say such a defensive effort is quite "out of the ordinary" considering the Suns rank 28th in the league in points allowed and 29th in defensive efficiency. After B2B games (both wins) where they allowed fewer than their season average, expect Phoenix to regress tonight defensively.
The Knicks have given up plenty of points recently. Five of their last six opponents have scored at least 115 and they too are a bottom five team in defensive efficiency for the season. The first time these teams met, which was back in December, saw the Suns prevail 128-110 in MSG. A similar combined point total here is definitely not out of the question considering neither side really has anything to play for and thus defense will be "lax." Honestly, with the two teams separated by just one-half game in the "race" for the league's worst record, the loser here is probably the ultimate winner. 8* Over Knicks/Suns