Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets 3/18/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets 3/18/23
Sat 18th March 2023

The New York Knicks (41-30, 19-16 Home) host the Denver Nuggets (47-23, 17-17 Away) Saturday in a game that could see a lot of points. Denver dismantled the Detroit Pistons 119-100 at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. Nikola Jokic had a standout performance with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.

The Nuggets are first in the Western Conference, 4.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies. New York found victory on Tuesday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 123-107. Immanuel Quickley had 26 points and 10 rebounds, carrying the team. The Knicks are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. New York will be seeking a season sweep against Denver after getting the win in the only prior game 106-103 at Ball Arena in November 2022. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 34 points and 11 rebounds.

Jamal Murray had 21 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in defeat. The Nuggets have been led this season by Jokic, who is averaging 24.8 points per game. Jokic also is contributing 11.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game, placing him second and fourth in the NBA, respectively.

Randle (25.2 ppg) and Jalen Brunson (23.8) have powered the Knicks on offense. Randle also has averaged 10.3 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league, while Brunson has recorded 6.1 assists per game.

The Nuggets and the Knicks are two of the most potent offenses in the league, ranking second and fifth in offensive efficiency, respectively. The Nuggets have had the advantage in the last 10 games at Madison Square Garden, winning six.

Denver is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.7 (115.7-115.0). New York has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 118.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 112.2 (+6.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Thomas Bryant: 6.5 | 16.8 | -10.3
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 2.0 | 6.0 | -4.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Brunson: 23.0 | 33.5 | -10.5
Assists per game:
Jalen Brunson: 2.0 | 6.1 | -4.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets (-130)

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