Brooklyn Nets at NY Knicks Odds & Pick 2/16/22

by | Feb 16, 2022 | nba

Brooklyn Nets (30-27 SU, 21-35-1 ATS) vs. New York Knicks (25-33 SU, 26-32-0 ATS)

When: Wednesday February 16 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

TV: YES

Point Spread: BRO +5/ NYK -5 (Opened at NYK -6.5 at BetNow - They offer a 100% bonus up to $1000!)

Total: 217.5 (Opened at 217.5)

Money Line: Brooklyn +171/New York -207

Power Rating: NYK -5

The Nets broke off a nasty 11 game losing streak with a blowout win over the Kings. They’ll look to build off of that tonight on the road against the Knicks. The NBA oddsboard has the NY Knciks as a -5.5 favotite with a total line of 217.5.

Probable Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets PG Patty Mills, SG Seth Curry, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kessler Edwards, C Andre Drummond

New York Knicks PG Kemba Walker, SG Kemba Walker, SF Quentin Grimes, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson

Key Injuries

Nets

Kevin Durant: knee (OUT) Joe Harris: ankle (OUT) Kyrie Irving: personal (QUESTIONABLE) Ben Simmons: conditioning (OUT)

Knicks

RJ Barrett: ankle (QUESTIONABLE) Nerlens Noel: knee (QUESTIONABLE) Derrick Rose: ankle (OUT)

Recent Form

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 30-27, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 17-13. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just one win. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 105.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Nets are allowing an average of 113.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 110.8. In the Brooklyn Nets most recent game, Brooklyn took down Sacramento by a score of 109-85

The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 25-33, placing them 12th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 29 home contests, sitting at 13-16. Over the Knicks’ last five games, they have picked up just one win. During this stretch, New York is averaging 112.0 points per game, 7.0 points more than their season average of 105.0. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Knicks’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 120.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 106.5. In the New York Knicks ‘ most recent game, the team fell to Oklahoma City by a score of 127-123.

Individual Performers

As Brooklyn travels to take on the New York Knicks, the Nets’ will have to make due without leading scorer Kevin Durant. Through 36, games Durant is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 42.0% of his games. So far, the Knicks are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.62% of their games, placing them 14th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Julius Randle leads the Knicks in scoring, averaging 19 points across his 55 games. Throughout the season, Randle has outscored his season average in 49.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Randle will need to do so against a Nets defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 39.13%. This figure is good for a rank of 8th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Nets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 108.1 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Brooklyn is winning at a rate of 67.% These victories are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Knicks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 17 games as the better defensive team, picking up 8 wins (82%).

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The Historicals

Tonight’s matchup between the Celtics and Sixers will be their second meeting of the season. In the first matchup, Brooklyn won by a score of 112-110.

How the Public is Betting the Nets vs Knicks

60% are betting the Knicks against the spread.

75% are wagering on the game to go under the posted total of 217.5.

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Nets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
  • Nets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
  • Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Both of these teams haven’t been playing well, making taking the points the prudent move. Take the Nets +5.5. Question: Have you seen the live betting platform at Bovada Sportsbook? It’s freakin’ amazing! They also offer a 50% cash bonus up to $250 and offer same day Bitcoin payouts, often times within an hour!