Knicks vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets handle covering a double-digit spread at home when they play host to the New York Knicks tonight at 7:30PM ET?
569 New York Knicks vs. 570 Brooklyn Nets
Friday, January 25, 2019
7:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nets are heavily favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds -10 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 223.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Brooklyn at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
New York has lost seven straight following a 114-110 loss at home to the Rockets on Wednesday. The Knicks are 4-3 against the spread during this losing streak, with two covers coming on the road. New York is 10-36 on the season, 6-19 on the road, 21-24-1 against the spread and 25-21 with the over.
The Knicks have been pretty bad on both sides of the ball all season. The defense is among the worst in the NBA, allowing 115.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47.8 percent against them. Offensively, the Knicks are putting up 107.2 points per game while shooting a league-worst 43.2 percent from the field. Forward Luke Kornet was recently lost for weeks to an ankle injury while guard Emmanuel Mudiay is questionable to play tonight with a shoulder injury. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team this season with 19.6 points per game while Enes Kanter is adding 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest.
Nets on fire
The Brooklyn Nets have won five straight coming into tonight following a 114-110 win over Orlando on Wednesday. The Nets have covered the spread in four of the five wins. Brooklyn is now 26-23 on the season, 14-11 at home, 27-22 against the spread and 26-23 with the over.
The Nets continue to improve on offense, now averaging 111.8 points per game while shooting 36.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 111.6 points per game this year. Already with injuries piling up, the team just lost guard Spencer Dinwiddie until March with a thumb injury. He was averaging 17.2 points and 5.0 assists per game and a big part of the Nets recent surge. D’Angelo Russell is leading the way with 19.3 points and 6.5 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, but just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Eastern Conference games.
The Nets are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record.
The Nets took a big blow with Dinwiddie getting the thumb injury, as he was playing some of the best basketball of his career in recent weeks. Still, Brooklyn seems like a team hell bent on winning with the roster they have. New York has been a mess for a while and their road performances have led to some very lopsided losses. There’s no reason the Knicks need to be competitive, as they are set to be one of the top lottery teams in a race for Zion Williamson. Look for the Nets to continue to play well at home and cover this spread.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -10