Nets vs. Knicks - 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 +3.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, YES
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet early Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The New York Knicks need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.9 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six straight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 4.1 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Knicks should be healthy after a week off, and the goal in New York is to still get into the playoffs. The goal for the Nets is to continue tanking and get some young peices to build for the future. If the Knicks can't win this game and snap their losing streak, something is seriously wrong.