Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks ATS Prediction


The Brooklyn Nets (9-18), 2.5-point underdogs, will be at Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (8-18) in an Atlantic Division matchup. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 219 points and it will air on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks Betting Odds

The Nets won a close one over the Toronto Raptors in their last contest, 106-105, despite being 6-point underdogs. The Knicks, on the other hand, were dismantled by the Boston Celtics, 128-100, and were not able to cover as 13-point underdogs. The Brooklyn game finished 10 points under the projected point total of 221, while the New York game finished 9.5 points over the projected point total of 218.5.

The Nets had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 25.9) and held the Raptors to an effective field goal percentage of 0.455 (below their season average of 0.554). New York, on the other hand, held Boston to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.5 (below the 24.5 mark opponents have averaged against New York this season). Enes Kanter put together a solid performance for New York with 14 points and 11 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell, meanwhile led the way for Brooklyn, recording 29 points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Knicks had the upper hand in the most recent game, a 115-96 blowout win, to even the season series at one. Tim Hardaway Jr. was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points. New York had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.2 vs. 22.9). Brooklyn, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (9.6 vs. 11.5). New York covered as a 1-point favorite and the two teams combined to score 211 points, which was just under the projected point total of 215.

Vegas has been spot on when setting the O/U total of Nets games, with an even split between overs and unders. Brooklyn heads into the game with records of 9-18 straight up (SU) and 11-15 against the spread (ATS).

Contrary to Brooklyn, just over half of Knicks games have finished over the projected point total. Moreover, New York owns records of 8-18 SU and 14-11-1 ATS.

The offensive glass could be a huge advantage for New York in this battle. The Knicks rank eighth in offensive rebounding percentage (25.9 percent), while Brooklyn ranks 27th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent).

Nets at Knicks Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Knicks, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Knicks rank 21 in steals per game (7.115384615384615) while the Nets rank 25 (6.777777777777778).
  • Brooklyn ranks first in assists allowed per game (21.3) while New York ranks 28th (25.8).
  • The Nets rank 13th in points in the paint per game (48.5) while the Knicks rank 28th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.9).
  • Brooklyn ranks 15th in blocks allowed per game (5.0) while New York ranks 29th (6.8).
  • Brooklyn ranks 4 in fast break points allowed per game (10.814814814814815) while New York ranks 10 (12.73076923076923).
  • The Knicks rank fourth in second chance points per game (15.4) while the Nets rank 28th in second chance points allowed per game (15.6).
  • The Knicks average 45.96153846153846 rebounds per game, which ranks 11 in the NBA. The Nets rank 22 in rebounds allowed per game (46.2962962962963).
  • New York is 25 in the league with 15.692307692307692 points off turnovers per game while Brooklyn is 26 with 15.11111111111111 points off turnovers per game.
  • Brooklyn ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (26.1) while New York ranks 18th (32.2).
  • In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Brooklyn is 4-1 and New York is 2-0.
  • The Nets are 9-14 when they score above 100 points, while the Knicks are 8-14.
  • Brooklyn is 7-6 ATS on the road, while New York is 6-4-1 ATS at home.
  • Of the Nets’ 13 road games, they have 8 unders, 4 overs and 1 push.
  • Of the Knicks’ 11 home games, they have 6 unders and 5 overs.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Knicks are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, New York has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Brooklyn has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Knicks\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.4, up from 6.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 105.6 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 110.2 points per game (0.7 below their season average).