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Nets vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
- Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds NY -2.5, BKN +111 | NY -133 O/U 223.0
So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 33-23, while going 29-26-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Brooklyn has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.
Not only did the Nets drop their last game to the 76ers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 101-98 as 2 point underdogs. Brooklyn let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 23 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.
So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 31-27, while going 30-27-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. New York is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Knicks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Jazz by a score of 126-120. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, New York was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Jazz by 6 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Brunson, as he contributed 38 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the 112-85 win over the Knicks. The Nets point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Nets have a record of 2-0 vs the Knicks. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 110.75 points per game vs the Knicks. Just like the Nets, the Knicks maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 105.25 points per game vs Brooklyn. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Nets have averaged 113 points per game compared to 102 for New York. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Brooklyn. A combined average of 215 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 56 games, the Nets are averaging 114.1 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 50.3%.
Currently, the Nets defense is ranked 18th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.12 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 57 games, Bridges is 73rd in the NBA at 17.3 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.0 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.2 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 5.3 assists.
For the season, the Knicks offensive unit is ranked just 15th in scoring at 114.3 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Knicks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.4 per contest. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as New York is just 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 58 games, Randle is 21st in the NBA at 24.9 points per game. So far, him and Brunson have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 48.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds for New York to go along with 6.2 assists.
Nets vs Knicks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets +2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 223.0