Nets vs. Knicks - 2/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (10-39) at Brooklyn Nets (20-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -6 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, YES
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets square off Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The New York Knicks continue to compete recently with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.8 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 1.8 assists. Langston Galloway is dishing 3.1 assists and Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks are getting it done defensively, as they’re allowing 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 29.9 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Knicks have won four of their last five games when allowing less than 100 points. Amar'e Stoudemire, Cole Aldrich and Pablo Prigioni are questionable for this game with injuries.
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The Brooklyn Nets look to tie a season-high with a third straight victory. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 15.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Deron Williams is dishing 6.1 assists and Jarrett Jack is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nets have won both of their games with Williams back on the court, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Nets are just a half a game out of a playoff spot.
The Knicks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn.
Are the Nets back to being a team we can trust? I'm not sure. I do know that the Nets are playing better ball than the Knicks and this game means more with them right on the brink of a playoff spot. Take the Nets.