Atlantic Division foes will collide when the Brooklyn Nets (16-27) take on the New York Knicks (19-24) at Barclays Center. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 208.5 points with neither team favored. Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, January 15, 2018, and it can be seen on YES Network.
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets ATS Preview
The Knicks were beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans in their last contest, 123-118. New York’s Kristaps Porzingis had a good performance, finishing with 25 points, six rebounds and five steals. New Orleans did a great job of making free throws (24-34; 70.6 percent). New York, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.536 vs. 0.521).
The last time the Nets played, they were beaten by the Washington Wizards, 119-113. With 13 points and 10 rebounds, DeMarre Carroll put together a good outing for Brooklyn. Washington had a better effective field goal percentage (0.548 vs. 0.485). Brooklyn, on the other hand, held the Wizards to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.0 (below their season average of 22.7).
This contest should be a showdown of contrasting paces. Brooklyn prefers an up-tempo style of play (third in possessions per game), while New York is methodical (16th in possessions per game).
Of New York’s 42 games that accepted bets, 21 have finished under the projected point total, while 23 of Brooklyn’s 43 games have finished under the projected point total. The Knicks have the better straight up (SU) record (19-24 vs. 16-27), but the Nets hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (27-16 vs. 22-20).
These two teams have met twice already this year, with the Knicks winning both. Spencer Dinwiddie put up 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the most recent contest, in which the Nets lost 111-104, unable to cover as 1.5-point favorites. The two teams combined to put up 215 points, which was just 2 points above the projected point total of 213 points. New York had a better turnover percentage (11.6 vs. 15.4). Brooklyn, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (28.2 vs. 27.3).
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Knicks, ATS Winner – Knicks, O/U – Over
- The Knicks rank third in points allowed in the paint per game (41.1) while the Nets rank 19th (45.6).
- Brooklyn ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (7.9) while New York ranks 25th (8.6).
- New York ranks third in second chance points per game (14.4) while Brooklyn ranks 19th in second chance points allowed per game (12.7).
- New York is 7-12 ATS on the road, while Brooklyn is 12-8 ATS at home.
- The total has gone under in 11 of the Nets 20 home games, while 9 of the Knicks 19 road games have gone over.
- When allowing under 100 points, Brooklyn is 10-1 and New York is 9-1.
- When scoring more than 100 points, the Knicks are 18-13 and the Nets are 12-19.
- The Nets rank 16th in fast break points per game (10.5) while the Knicks rank 29th (6.7).
- Brooklyn ranks second in three pointers attempted per game (34.2) while New York ranks last (21.6).
- The Knicks rank fifth in rebounds allowed per game (41.6) while the Nets rank 29th (46.0).
- The Nets rank 22nd in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.7) while the Knicks rank 25th (18.4).
- New York averages 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Brooklyn ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (5.6).
- Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, New York is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
- The Nets average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.6, up from 2.9 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Knicks have scored an average of 109.6 points per game (5.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 113.2 points per game (8.1 above their season average).