Update: Durant has been ruled out for this game. The Knicks are now 6-point favorites and the total is 220.5. I still like the Suns as underdogs, so Phoenix +6 is the play here. I’ll still take the over on the total even with KD sidelined again.
The Phoenix Suns (10-6) will look to keep their winning ways going when they head to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks (9-6) Sunday evening. The Suns have won six in a row to climb back near the top of the West, while the Knicks are staying in contention just below the top of the East.
Kevin Durant is questionable for the Suns due to a foot injury. He missed the team’s last contest with the issue. Drew Eubanks is probable. Everyone is in for New York.
The Knicks are 3.5-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 219.5. New York is -155 on the moneyline while Phoenix is +130.
Suns vs. Knicks, 6 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Suns +3.5
Even with Beal, Durant and Devin Booker going in and out of the lineup to start this season, the Suns have managed to cobble together wins with their bench players stepping up. Phoenix is 2-1 ATS as an underdog this season, while New York is 3-2 ATS as a home favorite. This line will shift if Durant is available but for now, take the points with the Suns. Booker has been playing like a superstar, and Phoenix’s bench players should keep up their form Sunday evening.
Over/Under: Over 219.5
During this win streak, the Suns are 5-1 to the over. They are 11-5 to the over on the season. On the flip side, the Knicks are 6-9 to the over on the season but have gone over their totals in two of the last three and three of the last five. Durant’s status is in question and could change things but take the over here on a slightly lower total.