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Knicks vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds BKN -1.5, NY +101 | BKN -122 O/U 226.5

The Knicks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-23. So far, the team has gone 26-23-1 against the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 2.5 points per game.

The Knicks are coming off a 120-117 win over the Celtics. This away win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Although New York trailed the Celtics going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Julius Randle, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 52.0% of his shots.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 29-19, while going 23-24-1 vs the spread. The Nets head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -6.0.

In their previous game, the Nets were favored to win vs the Pistons. However, their 130-122 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Brooklyn went on to lose the game despite leading by 1 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 40 points while hitting 51.9% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Knicks averaged 105.25 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Knicks, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs New York, the team averaged 110.75 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Nets have averaged 111 points per game compared to 101 for New York. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Brooklyn. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 212 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the New York offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game. So far, the Knicks are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 20th in made field goals per game.

Defensively, the Knicks are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 106.6 points per contest (6th).

This season, the Knicks offense has primarily worked through Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 50 games, Randle is 21st in the NBA at 24.8 points per game. So far, him and Brunson have accounted for 39% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds for New York to go along with 6.3 assists.

The Nets come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.3 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.2 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.1 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

Brooklyn will be counting Kyrie Irving to put together a strong scoring performance vs the New York, as Kevin Durant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team at 27.2 points per contest, which sits 12.0th in the NBA. In his 37 games, he has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 5.1 rebounds per game.

Knicks vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Knicks +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 226.5