Bet on the Knicks vs Nets NY NBA Odds Bout
A pro hoops betting battle of two Eastern Conference teams will get together on Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Brooklyn Nets will take on the New York Knicks. Neither team is heading to the postseason, as the Nets are 21-53 on the season. Brooklyn is 14 out of 15 teams in the East. For the New York Knicks, they come into the game with a 30-45 record. The Knicks are 13th in the East, just ½ game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks. Brooklyn is coming in off their road game at Cleveland on Thursday, while the Knicks were at Dallas on Wednesday.
How To Bet on Brooklyn vs. New York NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on the Knicks
The New York Knicks have gone 17-20 at Madison Square Garden this season. New York is third place in the Atlantic Division, behind Boston and the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks are led in scoring by Carmelo Anthony, with 22 points per game. The Knicks are scoring 98.7 points per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Defensively, the Knicks have improved over a season ago; with this season, allowing 101.5 points per game. New York has improved their win total this season by 13 games.
Why Bet on the Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the worst teams in all of the NBA. The Nets have won just 7 out of 36 games on the road this season. The Nets have dropped two straight games, including allowing 139 points on the road at the Orlando Magic. Brooklyn is led in scoring by center Brook Lopez, who is scoring 20.6 points per game. Offensively, the Nets are 26th in the league, with 98.8 points per game. The Nets won 38 games a season ago, which is 17 wins better than this years team. Brooklyn is fourth in the Atlantic Division, only ahead of Philadelphia.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This is a battle of two New York teams that simply are not very good. The Brooklyn Nets have been wanting the season to end for months, while the New York Knicks have been so up and down all season long. In the end though, the New York Knicks have much more athleticism and scoring ability than the Brooklyn Nets. The Knicks are at home, for what it matters, but Madison Square Garden has been better to them than the road. Look for New York to win this game over Brooklyn going away. Bet the New York Knicks -8.5 over the Brooklyn Nets.
Our final score prediction: New York 103 and Brooklyn 90.