Knicks vs. Nets Prediction
Following their loss to the Pelicans in overtime on Sunday, will the Knicks rebound as a small underdog when they visit the Nets at 3:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Brooklyn. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nets are 2.5-point home favorites to beat the Knicks after this game opened as a pick'em. The total, meanwhile, sits at 210 points after hitting the board at 208.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Brooklyn. As of Monday morning, 59% of the betting tickets for this game were on Brooklyn and 63% of the money was on the Nets to cover the spread.
Injury Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. is probable to play today for the Knicks despite having a leg injury. On the other side, D'Angelo Russell remains out with a knee injury but both Joe Harris (ankle) and Tyler Zeller (hip) are probable for the Nets.
Who We Like: Brooklyn. The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games when playing on no rest. They're also 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall, are 1-4 against the number in their last five conference games and have a winless ATS record of 0-4 in their last four Monday games.
On the other side, the Nets have covered in eight of their last nine games, are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 conference tilts and are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games on Monday. They're also 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a loss.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS -2.5