Knicks vs. Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 2 (Injuries Continue to Nag Phoenix)

By Duel Staff
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
facebooktwitterreddit

Knicks vs. Suns Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden -- New York City, New York
  • Coverage: MSG and BSAZ

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with 11 more games, including an exciting battle between the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. The Suns rank seventh in the Western Conference with a 20-17 record, while the Knicks check in eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 19-18 record.

Phoenix enters as a loser in five of its last six games after falling short in a 113-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Meanwhile, New York snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-88 drubbing of the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Which playoff hopeful will come out on top Monday?

Knicks vs. Suns Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Knicks vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Knicks -1 - - 225.5 -110 -110 -110 -106
  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYK: (-124) | PHO: (+106)
  • Spread: NYK: -1.5 (-110) | PHO: +1.5 (-110)
  • Total: 219 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Knicks enter this contest as slight home favorites on moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 219 points, which is below average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Knicks vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • The Knicks put together a 39-43-0 ATS record last year.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 1 point or greater, the Suns went 6-4 last year.
  • A total of 39 Knicks games last season hit the over.
  • In 82 Suns games last year, 41 of them went over the total.

Knicks vs. Suns Prediction & Pick

The Suns seem to be losing their groove thanks to a ton of injuries. Phoenix racked up a ridiculous 25 turnovers against Toronto and showed zero chemistry on the court. Improvement will be crucial on Monday given New York has forced an average of 15.7 turnovers in its last three games (No. 8 in NBA).

It's important to note the Knicks are back at Madison Square Garden for this game. They allow an opponent shooting percentage of just 45.8% (No. 8 in NBA) and average 55.2 total rebounds per home game this season (No. 4 in NBA). New York thrives at limiting second-chance opportunities.

Phoenix has won only two of its last nine road games, so I'll fade a banged up Suns team here.

Final Score Prediction: Knicks: 113 | Suns: 108

Knicks vs. Suns Best Bet

The Knicks are a reliable 10-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 14 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a Western Conference foe. On the other side, the Suns are a subpar 2-4 ATS in its last six games overall and 1-5 ATS in its last six games against an Eastern Conference foe.

Backing New York as a 1.5-point home favorite is the best option on Monday night as a result. This Suns team is nowhere near as healthy as the one that beat the Knicks in Phoenix back in November. Look for head coach Tom Thibodeau's squad to do whatever it takes to stay above a .500 record.

Bet: New York Knicks -1.5 (-110)

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

facebooktwitterreddit