The New York Knicks (26-17) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (17-25) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on TNT. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Knicks vs Nets
The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win
The Knicks took down the Raptors in their most recent game with a final score of 126-100. Knicks’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -7.5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 226 points was below the over/under line of 229.5.
The Knicks are coming into today’s game vs. the Nets with a 26-17 record and are above .500. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are 5th and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.
Against the spread, New York are currently above .500, at 25-18 ATS. On the road, the Knicks have an ATS record of 13-11 compared to a 12-7 record vs. the spread at home.
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Brooklyn’s most recently played the Clippers and lost with a final score of 125-114. the Nets not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 227 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
Across their last ten games, the Nets are 2-8 and come into today’s matchup against the Knicks with a 17-25 overall record. In road games this season, the Nets are 7-15, while going 10-10 at home.
Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 20-20 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 8-14 compared to a 12-6 record vs. the spread at home.
Knicks Offense Breakdown
Through 43 games the Knicks are averaging 115.2 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Knicks have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 16th in the NBA in scoring at 115.2 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 116.2 points per game compared to 113.8 at home.
In terms of shooting, the Knicks are 20th in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been a solid three-point shooting team, making an average of 13.3 threes per game (10th). Overall, they are 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Knicks are 8th in the NBA in attempts at 24.2 per game. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game.
At home this season, the Nets are averaging 115.8 points per game, which is 16th in the league. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.2% of their games.
When it comes to pace, the Nets are 23rd in the league at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th in the NBA at 45%. Inside the arc, Brooklyn is 24th in two-point shooting at 52%.
From beyond the arc, the Nets are 7th in three-pointers made per game at 13.7. Overall, they are shooting 36% from three, which is 15th in the league. In terms of free throws, Brooklyn is 22nd in both attempts and makes.
Knicks Team Defense
New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA with 110.6 points allowed per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.3% and allowing 35.9% from beyond the arc.
Nets Team Defense
On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 115.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Nets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.7% and 38.1% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Knicks And Nets
For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Brunson to lead the scoring for the Knicks, putting up 25 points and shooting at a rate of 9/18. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.5 points per game, along with 3.9 rebounds.
As for Brooklyn, Mikal Bridges is projected to be the primary scorer for the Nets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.2%, and he is contributing 21.4 points per game on average.
Knicks vs Nets Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, New York has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 121 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Across their five previous home games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 110 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Nets have an ATS mark of just 2-7-1 in their last ten games. Brooklyn posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
- The Knicks have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Nets is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Knicks and Nets to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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