Knicks vs. Nets NBA Prediction
In-state rivals will meet in Brooklyn on Monday night when the Nets host the Knicks at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Nets laying 5.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 217.5, what’s the best play when it comes to this eastern Conference matchup?
519 New York Knicks (+5.5) at 520 Brooklyn Nets (-5.5); o/u 217.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, April 5, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Julius Randle played 30 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Pistons, tallying 29 points (9-of-16 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), eight rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers. Friday's loss to the Mavericks was just the fifth time this season that Randle has shot below 30% in a game. The All-Star has proven to be quite good at bouncing back from such efforts, shooting 50% or better from the field the following game on four separate occasions. Not only did Randle manage to bounce back but, with the Knicks ultimately winning by 44 points, he was able to get some much-needed rest during the fourth quarter. Before Saturday, Randle had not played fewer than 35 minutes in a game since March 2 vs. San Antonio.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Kyrie Irving had a season-high 15 assists in Sunday’s loss to Chicago, adding 24 points, two rebounds and two steals in a team-high 39 minutes. He shot 12-of-27 from the field but failed to hit a three-pointer for just the fourth time this season. This was also Irving’s third straight double-double, a feat he has not accomplished since March of 2019 when he was a member of the Celtics. He’s bound to have the ball in his hands far more often while Harden and KD are out, so the high assist total today isn’t all that surprising. Kyrie will look to keep it going tomorrow against the Knicks in the battle of New York.
Knicks vs. Nets Betting Prediction
The Knicks have covered in five of the last six meetings between these two teams and in six of their last seven games in Brooklyn. The Knicks are also 5-1 against the number in their last six road games, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a road dog and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win of more than 10 points. The Nets, meanwhile, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and have failed to cover in five of their last six home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +5.5