New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game at Madison Square Garden. It’s the 3rd meeting of the season between the two New York teams as they battle for the title of the best team in town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have lost both meetings against Brooklyn so far this season, but tonight they have a pretty solid chance of pulling one back as they face the Nets for the first time since they traded away their two superstars. With 3 wins in 4 games, the Knicks are in a solid groove right now, currently in 7th place in the East standings. Led by All-Star Julius Randle, they’ve been one of the more consistent teams on the spread lately covering 4 times in their last 6 games.
However, with just 1 win in the last 10 meetings with the Nets, they’ll have a mountain to climb in order to restore the balance of power between these teams. Winning tonight would be a good start to that, but they’ll have to do it without center Mitchell Robinson who has been out for some time now.
Seth Curry is the only player listed on the injury report for the Nets, he is questionable with a thigh injury. Brooklyn is riding a 9-game win streak against the Knicks right now, they’ve also covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings. With a 11-5 SU record over their last 16 road games, they’ve climbed up all the way to 5th place in the East.
Whether or not they can remain in that spot after trading away Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant remains to be seen, a lot of people are expecting this team to fall out of the playoff race under these new circumstances. Ben Simmons is currently being looked at as the best player on the roster, but he hasn’t played up to his standards over the past 5 games averaging just 5.2 points and 5 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.
It wild take some time for the Brooklyn roster to gel together with quite a few new players on board. The Knicks have a trio of players averaging 20+ points per game this season, it’s time to finally end the losing streak against the Nets. Take the home team with confidence here.
New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions & Odds
It’s a fairly low bar to cross for two teams that have been trending towards the over quite a lot lately. The projected total is at only 223.5 points here, a number that was exceeded fairly easily in the last game played between these teams. New York has gone over in 8 of 12 games, while the Nets have done so in 7 of their last 10 overall. Since the trades have gone down, only one of the 5 Nets games was a low scoring one, Cam Thomas has emerged like a real threat offensively and he will be the main problem for the Knicks on defense here.
Brooklyn has plenty of scoring options now, Spencer Dinwiddie had 25 points in his debut vs Chicago, he is expected to take over the scoring reigns moving forward. With Randle, Brunson and Barrett all averaging 20 points per game, and the Knicks having no interior defense with their center out, I’m expecting a fast pace here which should lead to a lot of points scored. Back the over.