The Knicks (-311) are currently favored by 7.5 points over the Nets (+247). The over/under line for this Eastern Atlantic Division matchup is 204.5. New York (41-28) is 5th in the Eastern Conference, while Brooklyn (26-44) is 11th.

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden and is scheduled to start at 1:00 ET. It will be televised on MSG.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +7.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-105 in favor of the Knicks.
  • Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.9% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Nets Stand a Chance in New York?

As the underdog, the Nets have lost their last five games and are 12-36 as the underdog this season. Today’s O/U line of 204.5 is lower than all of their previous games this season.

In their last game, the Nets lost to the Bucks by a score of 115-108. They were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win.

Brooklyn is 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-44. Against other teams in the East, they are 18-24 and 3-8 against Atlantic Division opponents.

On the road, the Nets are 12-23 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -6.9 points per game. This season, they are 10-25 on the road.

This season, the Nets have an O/U record of 35-35 and their games have averaged 225.3 points per game. Today’s line of 204.5 is lower than their season average of 225.7.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets are 25th in the NBA at 111.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 25th in the league at 97 possessions per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA average in just 40% of their games.

As a team, the Nets are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. They have been particularly poor from two-point range, hitting just 52% of their attempts (26th). However, Brooklyn is 6th in the NBA in three-point shooting at 36%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Nets are 24th in attempts at 20.8 per game. They are also 25th in free throws made at 15.7 per contest. In terms of assists, Brooklyn is 17th in the league at 26.3 per game.

At present, the Nets’ defense is ranked 15th, allowing 114.0 points per game. Brooklyn struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Bucks, giving up 15. For the game, Milwaukee scored 115 points in the game.

Will New York Come Through as Home Favorites?

Today, the Knicks are favored by 7.5 points against the Nets. In their last two games as the favorite, New York has covered the spread and has a 29-9 record as the favorite this season.

The Knicks are 37-31 against the spread this season, going 18-17 ATS at home and 19-14 ATS on the road. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +5.5 PPG.

In their last game, the Knicks lost to the Nuggets by a score of 113-100. The O/U line for that game was 208.5 points, and New York was getting 8.5 points as the underdog.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 25-43-1, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 219.8 points, which is higher than today’s line of 204.5.

Overall, the Knicks are 41-28 this season, which is good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 27-15 and 8-5 in their division. In non-conference games, they are 14-13.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 110.5 points per game, which is 26th in the league. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 111.9 points per game. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the NBA, averaging just 94.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 23rd in two-point shooting at 52%. From three-point range, New York is 17th in three-point percentage at 36%.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA average in just 40.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league at 23.9 per game. However, New York is 2nd in offensive rebounds.

New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA with 108.0 points allowed per game. Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.8% and 36.3% from three-point territory.