New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (23-32) at Brooklyn Nets (14-40)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks pay a visit to the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Barclays Center.
The Knicks will be eager to put a halt to a six-game losing streak as they look to sneak into the playoff picture. In the team's last outing, Carmelo Anthony poured in 33 points while Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points, but it still wasn't enough to beat the Wizards who shot 50 percent from the field and a blistering 16 of 26 from the 3-point line. New York has now lost 10 of their last 11 games to fall to 23-32 on the season which is good enough for 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
USA TODAY Sports
Meanwhile, the Nets have lost 12 of their last 15 games and are coming off a 109-90 blowout loss to a shorthanded Grizzlies team playing without Marc Gasol. Brook Lopez had a strong outing of 20 points, Wayne Ellington added 18 points and the Nets led by 50-45 lead going into halftime but that's where the positives end. The Nets needed scoring from Joe Johnson but he played 23 minutes without scoring and just to make things worse, the Nets committed 20 turnovers which led to easy points for the Grizzlies. WIth the loss, Brooklyn falls to 14-40 on the season which puts them just above the lowly 76ers in the Eastern Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Nets are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 home games and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
The battle of the boroughs resumes tonight and once again we have two teams in terrible form coming into this game. The Nets have won five of the last six meetings, including three in a row at the Barclays Center, but I'm leaning towards the Knicks simply because they still have an outside chance to sneak into the playoff picture.