The New York Knicks visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in a game that can be seen on ESPN. Both teams are hovering around the .500 mark and each team has been very inconsistent to start the season. The Knicks have not been a good road team so far this season and if that doesn’t change, they will be in serious early trouble because next week they begin a brutal five-game trip out West where they will be lucky to win a single game. On the other side, the Nets are a typical underachiever, as they have Kevin Durant, yet they don’t have a winning record. They also have Kyrie Irving but he won’t be eligible to play until next week because of suspension. Let’s look at Knicks vs. Nets NBA picks.
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV Coverage: ESPN
BetMaker previews the upcoming matchup and gives a prediction for Monday night.
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks
The Knicks played on Monday at Minnesota and now they get to come home to play a “road” game at Brooklyn. The Knicks were just 1-3 in their first four road games this season. New York is averaging just over 114 points per game which is 13th in the league. They rely heavily on offensive rebounding, as they are second in the league in rebounds per game. The Knicks are giving up about 116 points per game which is in the bottom third of the league. Jalen Brunson leads the team in scoring at just over 19 points per game and he also leads the team in assists at just over 7 per contest. Julius Randle leads the team in rebounds at 9 per contest.
The Nets have not had any favors from the schedule maker so far this season and it doesn’t get any better. They are coming off a three-game road trip and now they come home for one game and then go back out on the road for a four-game trip out West. This is a rotten spot for the Nets who have to worry about things at home with virtually no time to do anything before going right back out on the road. The Nets are without Kyrie Irving and his loss is huge. The Nets are averaging just over 112 points per game which is 18th in the league. They are giving up 113 points per contest and three-point defense has been a huge problem, as they are 28th in the league. Durant leads the team in scoring at 31.5 per game, while Ben Simmons leads the team in assists at 7.3 per game and Nic Claxton leads the team in rebounding at almost 9 per game.
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New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Free Pick
The Nets have dominated this series of late, winning 8 of the last 10 games including each of the last seven meetings. It has been a totally different story against the spread, as the Knicks went 7-3 ATS in those games. Five of those games went over the total and five went under. The Nets have won 7 of the last 10 at home in this series but they are a putrid 1-9 ATS in those games. Five of those games went under the total and five went under.
I don’t think either the Knicks or the Nets is that good a team, but there is no question that right now the Nets are a team to go against because they don’t have Irving in the lineup. And did you notice the ATS numbers in this series? The Nets win most of the time in this series against the Knicks but they have all kinds of trouble against the spread. This is a good spot for the Knicks in terms of scheduling and a bad spot for the Nets. I’ll take the Knicks plus the points in a game they can win outright.
The Pick: Knicks
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