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New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/8/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets (0-0) vs. New York Knicks (0-0)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBA

NBA action comes to the Barclays Center Sunday where the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets collide.

The New York Knicks take on the rival Brooklyn Nets in a Sunday bout at the Barclays Center. The Knicks look to rebound from a 104-100 loss at the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The game was up for grabs before the New York offense disappeared in a 15 point 4th quarter. Both squads connected at around 46% from the floor but the Knicks really struggled to protect the ball with a whopping 29 turnovers which was decisive. Enes Kanter led the New York offense with 16 points and five pulls on 6-11 while Tim Hardaway Jr. followed with 15 points on 5-11 shooting. Courtney Lee gave the Knicks 12 points with a 4-6 performance on threes while Jarrett Jack netted eleven points and handed out five helpers. 

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/8/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets are shooting for consecutive wins when the New York Knicks take the floor on Sunday. Brooklyn was steady at both ends of the floor in a 107-88 victory versus the visiting Miami Heat last time out. The Nets opened the game with a 33 point first quarter to take a ten point lead and were never challenged. The Nets were just too tough at the defensive end with the Heat held to 38% shooting which made their own 45% accuracy a winning combination and helped overcome 26 giveaways. Jeremy Lin led Brooklyn with 16 points on 5-7 shooting with Sean Kilpatrick netting 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds on 4-8. The duo of Joe Harris and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson chipped in with ten points each with Hollis-Jefferson grabbing nine boards. 

Under is 6-0 in Knicks last 6 games following a ATS win and under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Knicks last 4 road games. Under is 3-0-1 in Nets last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Nets last 4 overall and under is 9-1-1 in Nets last 11 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Brooklyn. 

The Nets already beat the Knicks this preseason and are 2-0 overall, while the Knicks have yet to win a game and have given up a combined 219 points in two games. The Nets were really consistent in their last preseason game against a really solid Heat team, shutting them down defensively and winning by 19 points despite 25 turnovers. I'll lay the bucket with the Nets on their home court.

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