New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets Pick - Odds and Free NBA Predictions

Date: 
January 25, 7:30 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Brooklyn -10
Total: 
224

The New York Knicks (10-36) will once again lock horns with their cross-town rivals in Brooklyn as they take on the Brooklyn Nets (26-23) for a high-octane Atlantic Division rivalry clash. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM and scheduled to be televised on both MSG and the YES network. The rivalry is known simply as The Battle of New York” and has proven to be quite a competitive series as each team has won two of the last four meetings. The last meeting in Manhattan saw Brooklyn close as a two-point dog and the Nets pulled the upset to win by eight. Overall, the Knicks are 6-1 ATS in the last seven contests.

New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets Overview

New York Knicks

The Knicks enter on a seven-game losing streak capped off their recent defeat at home when they hosted the Houston Rockets two days ago. Despite closing as an eight-point underdog, the Knicks did manage to produce a cover as they fell by a score of 114-110. In light of the losing streak, the Knickerbockers are 3-1 ATS in their previous four outings.

Brooklyn Nets

Contrarily, the Nets are coming in hot to the Battle of New York. Brooklyn is presently riding a five-game winning streak that most recently features a 114-110 victory over the Orlando Magic when the Nets hosted them two days ago. Brooklyn failed to cover as a five-point favorite in the aforementioned fixture.

Reasons To Back Brooklyn

On both sides of the basketball, Brooklyn is simply the better team. The Nets score 111.8 points per game (16th in the NBA) compared to New York’s 23rd ranked 107.2 points per contest. Defensively, Brooklyn gives up 111.6 points per game (19th in the NBA) while the Knicks sit 28th giving up 115.7 points per outing. When you factor in field goal efficiency, rebounding, and bench play also resting with the Nets, Brooklyn is in position to win big here.

Reasons To Avoid New York

Though it is just a short trip across the Manhattan Bridge, the Knicks are still 6-19 SU outside of Madison Square Garden. With this being said, the Knicks struggle in hostile environments and the Barclay’s Center will offer no accommodation as Nets basketball has seemed to have turned a corner with a record three-games over .500. Brooklyn looks to be a playoff team while the Knicks are bound to finish in the basement of the Atlantic Division. Sell mode is activated on New York.

Knicks at Nets NBA Prediction 01/15/2019

The Nets will win this one decisively and establish its reign in the Battle of New York. Brooklyn will easily cover this line and could very well win this match by upwards of 20 points. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Brooklyn -10