Nets vs. Knicks Prediction
The first game of Wednesday night’s NBA double header on ESPN takes place at Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks will host cross-town rival the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the Knicks listed as a 7-point home dog and the total sitting at 230.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
581 Brooklyn Nets (-7) at 582 New York Knicks (+7); o/u 230.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Kyrie Irving went off for 42 points (13-of-24 FG, 8-of-8 FT), three rebounds, six assists, eight triples, two steals, one block and four turnovers across 40 minutes in Tuesday's 118-105 win over Houston. Irving had been going through an awful shooting slump coming into tonight’s game, converting just 36.2% of his shot attempts over a five-game stretch, but he was able to bust out of his funk tonight with a matchup against one of the worst defensive teams in the league. He helped Brooklyn snap a two-game skid, and they improved their home record to 2-2 since Irving was cleared for games at Barclay's Center.
New York Knicks DFS Notes
Obi Toppin scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting during Sunday's blowout road win, hitting 4-of-10 triples with even boards, one assist and one block. New York is officially out of contention for the play-in tournament and they've essentially shut down Julius Randle, which opens the floodgates for Toppin. He was only constrained by the score tonight, as New York opened up a 30-point lead and rested their starters down the stretch. The Knicks have a modest three-game slate next week, but Toppin should be fun to roster with unimpeded minutes and touches coming his way.
Nets vs. Knicks NBA Betting Prediction
The Nets are 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 games against the Knicks, who are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 home games versus Brooklyn. The Nets are also winless at the betting window in their last five games overall, are 3-11 against the number in their last 14 games coming off a win of more than 10 points and are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 games as a favorite. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as an underdog, are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and have covered in seven of their last nine games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +7