Brooklyn Nets at NY Knicks Odds Analysis - Free ATS Prediction

December 8, 7:30 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
New York -3.5

The New York Knicks (8-18) will host their cross-town rivals in Brooklyn as they take on the Brooklyn Nets (9-18) at the World’s Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden for another edition of “The Battle of New York”. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM and scheduled to be televised on both MSG and the YES network. The Knicks resumed their winning ways in this series when they defeated the Nets 115-96 in Manhattan on October 29th in the last meeting between the two foes. Overall, the Knicks have covered in the last six outings between the two sides and have posted a 5-1 SU record against Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks Overview

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets come in off a win that will certainly warrant attention toward Brooklyn when they defeated divisional rival Toronto last night in the Great White North 106-105 in overtime. The Nets ended an eight-game losing streak with style when they orchestrated the upset outright as a nine-point underdog. Brooklyn was able to produce an incredible amount of rebounds as they outmuscled Toronto on the glass 60-41.

New York Knicks

The Knicks enter in overall poor form as they have won just one game in their previous five contests. However, that one win like Brooklyn’s victory over Toronto will give an optimistic impression of this team when they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 136-134 in overtime on December 1st. Since then, the Knicks have lost back-to-back games against the Washington Wizards at home and most recently a 128-100 beat-down by the Boston Celtics in Beantown on Thursday.

Reasons To Avoid New York

The Knicks have been in relatively bad form and go from a 13.5-point pooch to a three-point favorite in just one game, thus a 16.5-point swing overall. Given New York's losing streak, this completely diminishes the value of New York in this spot. However, the consensus will only give credence to how the Knicks have been profitable and played against the Nets exclusively, irrespective of the fact that the Knicks have been ice-cold shooting the ball as they have failed to hit 40% of their field goals in three of their last four losses. In such a scenario, the Knicks are a dubious play to lay the bucket with.

Reasons To Back Brooklyn

After Brooklyn's performance in the frontcourt last night in Toronto against the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Jonas Valanciunas, the Nets have a recipe now to follow if they wish to generate second chances and keep the ball out of New York’s hands. Comparatively, the Knicks give up 1.7 more rebounds per game [46.2 (20th in the NBA)] compared to Toronto who gives up a 13th-ranked 44.5 rebounds per game. So we have to like Brooklyn’s chances of creating more opportunities in this contest. Given the fact the Nets are taking back just a bucket, those created chances can easily result in Brooklyn pulling an upset.

Nets at Knicks Prediction 12/8/18

When these two teams last met in October, the Knicks were priced as a one-point favorite in this contest. Despite New York running wild in this series as of late, the market is reluctant to give any more leverage to Nets takers. In fact, Brooklyn still is an underdog by just a bucket. Buying low and selling high is a practice we champion and given how successful New York has been as of late against the Nets, this is the ideal time for Brooklyn to turn the tide in this rivalry after earning a huge win last night. The momentum is with Brooklyn, and thus we'll ride it here and trade the trey away to take them on the Money Line.

Free Pick: 
Take Brooklyn +146