At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets will host the New York Knicks in a divisional matchup. The Knicks are favored by 4.5 and have won three straight games. The over/under line is set at 223.
This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and can be seen on TNT. The Knicks (-188) are 26-17 and currently sit in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are 17-25 and 11th in the East.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +4.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.
WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Nets.
- Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.7% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can the Knicks Grab a Win in Brooklyn?
The Knicks have won three straight games and are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-17. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 3rd place.
New York’s ATS record for the season is 25-18, and they have covered the spread in their last three road games. As the favorite, they are 16-9 vs. the spread and have gone 19-6 straight-up.
In their win over the Raptors, the Knicks covered the spread as 7.5-point favorites. The final score was 126-100, and the O/U line was 229.5.
On the season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 18-24-1, and their games have averaged 225.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 223, and the team has hit the under in five straight games.
For the season, the Knicks have gone 12-12 on the road, and their ATS record on the road is 13-11. Currently, they are favored by 4.5 points against the Nets.
When it comes to scoring, the Knicks are 16th in the NBA at 115.2 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 116.2 points compared to 113.8 at home.
So far, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 20th in field goal percentage at 46%. From two-point range, they are 23rd in the league at 52%. However, they are 11th in three-point shooting at 37%.
New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA with 110.6 points allowed per game. The Knicks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Raptors offense to just 54.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 100 points to Toronto.
Do the Nets Have What it Takes at Home?
Today, the Nets are 4.5-point underdogs at home against the Knicks. As underdogs this season, Brooklyn has gone 7-20 straight-up and 11-14 against the spread. Their ATS record as underdogs is 11-14, while their average scoring differential as underdogs is -6.7 points per game.
In terms of their O/U record, the Nets are 22-20 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 230 points compared to today’s O/U line of 223.
Brooklyn’s most recent game was a 125-114 loss to the Clippers. The O/U line for that game was 227, and the Nets were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game.
Currently, the Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-25. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-13 and 1-4 against Atlantic Division opponents. At home, the Nets are 10-10 compared to 7-15 on the road.
So far this season, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 115.8 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 7th in the league in both attempts and makes, averaging 13.7 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn’s offense has been strong on the offensive glass, ranking 5th in the NBA in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, they are 17th in the league with 26.3 per game.
On defense, the Nets come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114 points per contest (14th). Brooklyn’s defense is currently forcing 11.8 turnovers per game, which is 6th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 12th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.5 rejections per game.