Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks NBA Pick - Predictions

October 29, 7:30 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
New York -2

The New York Knicks (1-5) will once again lock horns with their cross-town rivals in Brooklyn as they take on the Brooklyn Nets (2-3) at the World’s Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM and scheduled to be televised on both MSG and the YES network. The two teams just met let ten days ago where Brooklyn ended Knicks four-game winning streak in what is known as “The Battle of New York”. The last meeting in Brooklyn saw New York close as a four-point dog, and the Nets only won by a bucket. Overall, the Knicks are 4-0 ATS in the last four contests.

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Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks Overview

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets come in off a loss that looks good on paper. As a 12-point dog, the Nets fell by just six points in Brooklyn to the mighty Golden State Warriors. Against the Knicks, the key to a Brooklyn victory was the Nets outmuscling the Knicks on the boards by a margin of 55-36. Despite all of this, the Nets won by just a possession against the Knickerbockers.

New York Knicks

Since winning their opening game at home against the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks have embarked on a hideous skid losing their last five straight. Their previous game? Curating the same hosting duties for Golden State before when the Nets took the court against them. However, New York was blown out in the aforementioned contest losing to the Warriors by 28.

Reasons To Avoid New York

A presumption here is that the Knicks are the better rested of the team albeit they haven’t taken the court in three days and have been at home since the 25th. However, chances are you are paying a premium to back New York on its own court against Brooklyn in this case because the Knicks are a limelight team at MSG. It’s just normally they are not playing teams comparable enough for books to implement such a hidden premium.

Reasons To Back Brooklyn

From behind the three-point line, the Nets shot an incredulous 47.6% against the Warriors and rivaled them from the field as a whole as the Warriors nearly hit 50% of their shots while Brooklyn still nailed an impressive 48.3% of their attempts. Had Brooklyn been more effective from the charity stripe and not turned the ball over as much (15-12 in Golden State’s favor), perhaps an upset would of have been in the cards. Be that as it may, the Nets get to work out the kinks against a far weaker opponent.

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Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks Prediction 10/29/2018

We are getting the better team here at, the better price with the Nets positioned as a dog. We'll take advantage and trade the bucket away to take the Nets outright in this market. Once again the Nets will push the Knicks around by the rim and create more second chances, serving as the difference maker in this contest.

Free Pick: 
Take Brooklyn +115
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