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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Knicks vs. Nuggets on Wednesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Wednesday’s matchup between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets.

Marc Gasol #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers plays defense on Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during the game on May 3, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

In one of the last two games to tipoff Wednesday night in the NBA , we have the New York Knicks playing the Denver Nuggets at 9:00 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams played each other, the Knicks defeated the Nuggets 114-98 at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 10.

The Knicks are entering tonight’s game on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday. New York has a 4-1 record in their last five games and is 9-1 in their last 10.

The Nuggets had their five-game winning streak by the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, losing 93-89 at Staples Center. During their win streak, Denver was averaging 118.8 points per game, which was a far cry from the performance earlier this week. The Nuggets are 4-1 in their last five games, just like the Knicks, but are 8-2 in their last 10 contests. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Knicks vs. Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pick ATS: Knicks +3.5

The Nuggets are looking to move up in the Western Conference playoff standings, despite already clinching a playoff berth. Denver is the fourth seed, which means they would be playing the Dallas Mavericks in the first round. But they are only a half game out of third place, which is currently occupied by the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Nuggets have a ton of names on the injury list, including MVP candidate Nikola Jokic, who is listed as probable with right toe soreness. Along with Jokic, PJ Dozier is listed as out with a right abductor strain. Despite dealing with an injury, we should expect to see Jokic play against the Knicks. The Nuggets are 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games when they are the favorite. Denver is also 15-19 against the spread at home this season.

As for the Knicks, they are trying to create separation between them and the Atlanta Hawks, who are in fifth place and sitting 1.5 games behind New York for fourth. New York has been one of the hottest teams in the second half and has won their last four road games by an average of 14.3 points. Furthermore, the Knicks are 15-1 against the spread in their last 16 games and a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last seven road contest. They are also 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when they are labeled the underdogs.

Player Prop: Reggie Bullock O11.5 points (+100)

This is a perfect player prop for tonight’s game that you need to jump on before it switches over to minus money. The veteran wing player has been a consistent third option in the Knicks’ starting lineup behind Julius Randle and RJ Barrett.

Bullock has scored in double figures in 10 straight games and is averaging 14.6 points per game over that time. In the Knicks’ last five games, he has gone over 11.5 points four times. The only time Bullock didn’t go over was against the Houston Rockets, where he had 11 points.

Knicks-Nuggets Betting Splits, May 5

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
NY Knicks +3.5 60% 60% Over 214.5 93% 94% +130 48% 51%
DEN Nuggets -3.5 40% 40% Under 214.5 7% 6% -159 52% 49%

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