Nets vs. Knicks - 11/7/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (2-3) at Brooklyn Nets (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, YES
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets play Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The New York Knicks look to snap a two-game losing streak and pick up their offensive production. Right now, the Knicks are averaging just 89.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 19.6 points and 4.4 assists, and Iman Shumpert is chipping in 13.2 points 43.1 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. hasn’t exactly gotten off to the start New York fans were hoping for and J.R. Smith is shooting just 22.2 percent from deep. Of course, the eventual return of starting point guard Jose Calderon will help the Knicks production, but overall guys need to learn the new triangle offense and simply step up or it’s going to be a long season. The Knicks have lost five of their last eight regular season games when scoring less than 100 points. Defensively, the New York Knicks are allowing 96.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field.
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The Brooklyn Nets hope to get back in the win column with their third straight home game. Unlike the Knicks, the Nets have actually been pretty productive offensively by averaging 103.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 22 points per game on 42.1 percent shooting from downtown, and Deron Williams is averaging 17.5 points and 7.3 assists. The return of Brook Lopez has really helped open up the floor and added an extra scoring option, as the big man is averaging 14 points in 29 minutes. The Nets are going to be a tough team to beat this season as long as the high percentage shooting continues throughout the season. Defensively, the Brooklyn Nets are allowing 98.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting from the field.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Nets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 25-12 ATS in their last 37 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Brooklyn, while the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Brooklyn and 4-1 in the Knicks last five road games overall. Neither team is great defensively and this number is a tad low. Take the over.