Knicks vs. Nets Prediction

NBA Picks: Will Knicks cover as small road favorite vs. Nets? 2/1/17

Are the Knicks a good bet to cover as a small road favorite when they visit the Nets at 7:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Nets are 2.5-point home underdogs versus the Knicks after opening as a 3.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 221 and has been bet up to 223.

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The Knicks have dropped seven of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread during that same span. Their latest loss came in Washington in a 117-101 defeat to the Wizards as an 8-point underdog. In the loss, Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points while shooting 10-of-17 from the field. Joakim Noah also finished with zero points in 15 minutes, adding four rebounds and an assist.

The Nets have dropped nine of 10 overall and are just 3-6-1 at the betting window over those 10 contests. They've loss six consecutive games, including a 104-96 defeat in Miami as an 8-point underdog. Isaiah Whitehead scored 13 points with four rebounds and five assists, while Caris LeVert hit just 2-of-8 shots from the field and committed four turnovers. He finished with only four points.

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OUR PREDICTION: Pick your poison when it comes to these two teams. Neither are reliable options but at least the Knicks have covered in five of their last seven games against the Nets. They're also 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games coming off a loss and have covered in five of their last seven conference games. The Nets, meanwhile, are just 4-12-1 at the betting window in their last 17 games overall and have failed to cover in all seven of their last seven home games.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS -2.5

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