Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction 3/23/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (26-44) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (41-28) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. Both the Nets and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 ET.

Nets vs Knicks

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The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Nets conveyed a message to the Bucks with a score of 115-108. The Nets may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 221.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Heading into their matchup with the Knicks, the Nets are 26-44 overall and are hoping to end a five game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are in 11th place and are 4th in the Atlantic division.

Brooklyn’s ATS record sits below .500 (30-37). During this season, Brooklyn has a 12-10 record against the spread as favorites and 18-27 as underdogs.

The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

New York’s most recently played the Nuggets and lost with a final score of 113-100. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Knicks couldn’t cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 208.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

As they prepare to take on the Nets, the Knicks are looking to stay above .500. Right now, they have a record of 41-28. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are in 5th place and in the Atlantic division, they are 2nd.

New York currently has an ATS record of 37-31, placing them above .500 against the spread. This season, New York has a 23-14 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 14-17 as underdogs.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Brooklyn has recorded an average of 111.4 points per game (25th) throughout 70 games games.

The Nets are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 13.6 made threes per game (6th). However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. Overall, Brooklyn is 25th in scoring at 111.4 points per game.

When it comes to scoring on the road, the Nets are averaging 109.5 points per game (25th). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th in the league at 45%. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 25th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 40% of their games. They are also 25th in free throws made per game (15.7) and 6th in offensive rebounds (11.5).

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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This season, the New York offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game.

When playing at home, the Knicks are averaging 110.5 points per game (26th) compared to their overall average of 111.9 points per game (23rd). In terms of field goal percentage, New York is shooting 46% from the field (24th).

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.6% of their games. They are currently ranked 30th in pace at 94.8 possessions per game.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Knicks are 17th in three-point percentage at 36%. They are averaging 13 made threes per game (14th) and are 12th in three-point attempts.

Nets Team Defense

On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.0 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12.2 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 30.4% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 108.0 points per game allowed. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.9% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Key Players For The Nets And Knicks

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Cam Thomas will be the primary scorer for the Nets, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.5 points per game, along with 3.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 27 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and his scoring average is 27.5 points per game.

Nets vs Knicks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 103 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, New York has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 105 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-5-1.

Nets vs Knicks Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Nets vs. Knicks matchup, we’re leaning towards the Nets at +7.5. Although our projections show the Knicks winning 107-106, we suggest placing your bet on the Nets for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 204.5 and given that our model is projecting 213 points between the teams, we like the over.

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