Knicks vs Nets Free Pick
Knicks @ Nets (BKN -5.5, 218.5)
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It’s the battle for New York City with the big
question heading into tonight…will he or won’t
Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is expected to return
from his hamstring injury, but it might be later
James Harden, who didn’t play in Sunday’s loss
to Chicago, is expected to return tonight.
Whether or not Durant plays, it’s still the Knicks.
And, you can expect one thing from New York –
The Knicks are No. 1 in the NBA in scoring defense
allowing 103.9 points per game. A big reason for
that is the Knicks No. 1 ranking in opponent field
goal percentage. New York holds opponents to
44.1 percent shooting from the field.
The other reason why teams fail to score a lot
against New York is related to pace. The Knicks
average the fewest possessions per game in the
NBA at 99.1
As a result, the Knicks trend toward the Over
which just happens to be 31-19 in Knicks games
Now, the Knicks and Nets have played twice so
far this season. Brooklyn has won both games
and both times the total went Over.
Lately though, the Nets haven’t been scoring at
their normal pace. Brooklyn averages 119 points
per game – second in the league. But in their past
nine games, Brooklyn has hit their average just
As a result of their recent scoring troubles, the
Total in Brooklyn’s last eight games has gone
Under seven times.
That’s unusual for a Nets team that has gone
29-21 to the Over for the season.
The Knicks had five straight games go Under
Until their last game, a 125-81 blowout of
Detroit. The total for that game was set at
Four of the Knicks last five Unders saw totals
of 217.5 or less. Their combination of defense
and pace coupled with Brooklyn’s scoring
drought will be enough to take this total
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