Brooklyn Nets vs. NY Knicks Picks & Predictions

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Brooklyn Nets (41-38 SU, 30-47-2 ATS) vs. New York Knicks (35-44 SU, 37-42-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday April 06 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

Point Spread: BRO -7/NYK +7 (Opened BRO -7.5 at MyBookie)
Total: 231.5 (Opened at 232.5)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets -290/New York Knicks 232
Power Rating: BRO -8

Probable Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry Q, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond
New York Knicks PG Alec Burks, SG Evan Fournier, SF R.J. Barrett, PF Obi Toppin, C Mitchell Robinson

Key Injuries

Brooklyn Nets Seth Curry: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE) James Johnson: Illness (QUESTIONABLE) Goran Dragic: Illness (OUT) Ben Simmons: Back (OUT) Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)

New York Knicks Miles McBride: Knee (QUESTIONABLE) Quentin Grimes: Knee (QUESTIONABLE) Derrick Rose: Ankle (OUT) Julius Randle: Quadricep (OUT) Nerlens Noel: Foot (OUT) Cam Reddish: Shoulder (OUT) Kemba Walker: Conditioning (OUT)

The New York Knicks host the Brooklyn Nets in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Madison Square Garden.

Recent Form

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 41-38, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 23-17. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. During this stretch, Brooklyn is averaging 118.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 112.6. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 114.0 points per contest. A key reason for Brooklyn’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 118.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 112.2. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down Houston by a score of 118-105

The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 35-44, placing them 12nd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 39 home contests, sitting at 16-23. The Knicks have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, New York’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the Knicks’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Knicks have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 108.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.9. In the New York Knicks’ most recent game, New York took down Orlando by a score of 118-88.

Individual Player Analysis

As Brooklyn travels to take on the New York Knicks, the Nets’ leading scorer is Kevin Durant. Through 51 games, Durant is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. So far, the Knicks are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 49.28% of their games, placing them 15th among NBA defenses. On the other side, New York will be looking for another big night from RJ Barret, who is coming a 27 point outing vs Orlando. On the season, the Nets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.0% of their games, giving them a rank of 17th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Nets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109.5 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Brooklyn is winning at a rate of 68%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Knicks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 29 games as the better defensive team, picking up 13 wins (45%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Brooklyn picked up a 110-107 win.

How the Public is Betting the Nets vs Knicks

67% are betting the against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 232.0

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Nets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Nets are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.
  • Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
  • Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With just 3 games remaining on their schedule, the Brooklyn Nets need to finish strong if they hope to have a home game in their first play-in matchup. As they travel to take on the Knicks, they are the 7 point favorites. In terms of betting, Brooklyn has struggled vs the spread, having failed to cover in 5 straight games. Even though I see the Nets winning the game, look for the Knicks to keep this one within reach, covering the spread as 7 point underdogs.