Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks: Free Betting Pick
- Updated: April 2, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Wednesday April 2, 2014, ESPN
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
The New York Knicks host the Brooklyn Nets in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Nets beat the Houston Rockets 105-96 and the Knicks beat the Utah Jazz 92-83.
In their win over the Rockets Joe Johnson went for 32 points and the Nets were solid on both ends of the floor shooting 53% from the floor and holding Houston to a FG% of 38.1%.
In their win over the Jazz the Knicks had a good shooting night and they played good defense holding Utah to 38.8% shooting.
These teams have split the 2 games facing each other this season with the most recent being a 103-80 win by the Nets in New York.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in New York the total has gone Under every time.
The Nets have won 3 in a row and are 7-3 in their last 10 games and the Knicks have won 2 straight and are also 7-3 in their last 10 games.
This season the Knicks are 16-21 at home and the Nets are 14-22 on the road.
The road team has won both games between these 2 teams this season.
Point Spread: New York -2.5
Total Line: 196.5
Money Line: Nets +125 / Knicks -145
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Brooklyn Nets: 39-33 SU 39-33 ATS
New York Knicks: 32-43 SU 33-42 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• BKL is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
• BKL is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• BKL has an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
• NY is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
• NY is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic.
• NY has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Brooklyn Nets: 90.86
New York Knicks: 87.86
Key Player Injuries
No injuries to report at this time.
[C] 01/23/2014 – Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[F] 02/05/2014 – Kenyon Martin out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[G] 04/01/2014 – Tim Hardaway, Jr. injured last game, “?” Wednesday vs. Brooklyn ( Ankle )
Free Betting Pick:
The road team has won and covered both games this season. However, the Nets are in a 3 in 4 spot and may not be as focused as they should be after clinching a playoff spot last night. Take the New York Knicks -2.5.