New York takes on Denver on 3-game skid
New York Knicks (24-30, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (29-24, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nuggets -6.5
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup with Denver after losing three in a row.
The Nuggets have gone 14-10 at home. Denver is 15-5 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.3 turnovers per game.
The Knicks are 11-15 in road games. New York ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Julius Randle averaging 8.1.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 113-99 in the last matchup on Dec. 4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nikola Jokic is scoring 25.9 points per game with 13.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the last 10 games for Denver.
Evan Fournier averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 14.1 points while shooting 40.2% from beyond the arc. RJ Barrett is averaging 21.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists over the past 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points per game.
Knicks: 2-8, averaging 105.1 points, 48.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Austin Rivers: day to day (hip), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
Knicks: Kemba Walker: out (rest), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Quentin Grimes: out (knee).