New York Knicks Travel to Brooklyn to Face the Nets
The New York Knicks have had some trouble in recent games against Brooklyn. The game on Sunday will give them a chance to get a big win over their conference rival.
However, it won’t be easy now that Kevin Durant is back and in full force for Brooklyn. The biggest problem for the Knicks involves all the injuries they’ve suffered. Can they overcome them to get a win Sunday?
The Brooklyn Nets haven’t been exactly perfect either, especially after a four-game skid. Luckily, they got back on track recently when they got a win over the Charlotte Hornets. If they want to try and push up their position in the Eastern Conference, they’ll need more wins.
The Knicks are a perfect opportunity for them to do this. The only problem is the Nets have been awful at home.
Game Preview: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets March 13th
The Knicks’ offense is among some of the worst in the NBA, averaging just 105.78 points per game. It also doesn’t help that in their last ten games against Brooklyn, the Knicks are 2-8.
The injury list continues to grow, and all eyes are on RJ Barrett and Julius Randle. Still, even these two playing at their best might not be enough. Especially if Ben Simmons plays on Sunday.
Ben Simmons has been on the bench for the Nets, preparing to make his debut. This is a home game against a favorable opponent, what better time to get on the court?
Right now, he’s still listed as “questionable,” but as we near the game, we could hear an announcement. Simmons will provide a defensive boost to the Nets. One they desperately need at this point of the year.
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets Betting Prediction
When these two last faced each other, the Nets were missing a few significant players. Brooklyn came in as 4.5-point underdogs but won the game on the road 111-106.
Considering they have fewer injuries now and are at home, the Nets will likely be favored by a similar amount. Still, we can use that as a guide to determine who we’re going to take in this Eastern Conference match.
The Nets haven’t done well covering the spread at home this season. As of writing, they have a 6-24-1 record at home against the spread.
However, the Knicks are a more favorable opponent, and the spread shouldn’t be very large. Because of this, we’ll take the Brooklyn Nets to win the game and cover the spread.
When betting on the total in this game, the main point is each team’s offense. Both of these teams are able to score a lot of points, and we’ve seen it in past meetings.
Over their last three games against each other, the total has gone over all three times. We think the total will go over again in this game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.