Nets at Knicks - 12/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (5-13) at New York Knicks (9-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, YES, MSG
The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks square off Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.1 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets have not won three straight games since the end of March. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six straight road games. Andrea Bargnani is out with a hamstring injury.
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The New York Knicks need a nice home win after losing four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.6 points and 3.1 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Jose Calderon is dishing 3.4 assists and Arron Afflalo is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing just 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have split their last eight when allowing less than 100 points. The New York Knicks have split their last eight home games.
The Nets are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in New York.
The Knicks are the better team here and would love nothing more than to snap a four-game losing streak to their rival. I simply don't trust the Nets. I'll take the home team and the small chalk.