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Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks - 10/20/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets

NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: Brooklyn -7.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBA

The Brooklyn Nets host the rival New York Knicks in NBA basketball preseason on Thursday night.

The Brooklyn Nets will be preparing for the long NBA basketball season when they take the floor with the New York Knicks. That means the Nets need more stopping power then we saw in Monday’s 120-99 defeat at the Boston Celtics. The Nets fell behind by 13 after 12 minutes and slowly faded away with Boston holding a 49%-41% shooting edge which alone added up to six more baskets. Sean Kilpatrick paced Brooklyn with 15 points on 6-10 followed by a 13 point, five assist effort from Jeremy Lin on 5-7 while Bojan Bogdanovic scored 13 and the duo of Chase Budfinger and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson netted ten points apiece. 

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks - 10/20/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Knicks are also preparing for their NBA basketball opener but they too are coming off a 119-107 loss to visiting Boston as a three point home dog. There were no wild point swings but the Knicks were outscored in each period. The NYK shot the ball well enough at 45.7% but that paled next to the Celtics red hot 59% including 13-26 from beyond the arc which negated the Knicks 19 extra looks at the basket. Veteran Carmelo Anthony gave New York 15 points with Mindaugas Kuzminskas leading the team with 18 points and ten rebounds. Justin Holiday and Sasha Vujacic each scored 13 points while Guilllermo Hernangomez netted 12 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for the Knicks.

The under is 7-1 in Knicks last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and the Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest while the under is 7-2 in Knicks last 9 road games. The Nets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall and the over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall while the under is 13-4 in Nets last 17 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

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NY Knicks +7.5

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