New York Knicks (1-0) at Brooklyn Nets (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The New York Knicks have a chance to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2012-13. The New York Knicks are averaging 126 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 31 points and six rebounds while Enes Kanter is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Vonleh is grabbing 10 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last nine road games.
The Brooklyn Nets look to avoid their second 0-2 regular season start in the last four years. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 100 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Caris LeVert is averaging 27 points and four assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 23 points and four rebounds. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing six rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 18.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six home games.
The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn.
The New York Knicks have won the last four meetings against the Brooklyn Nets, and even on the road, they usually are the home team when the game is played in Brooklyn. The Nets are still missing some key role players due to injury, and the Knicks didn't look too bad in their season opener, as they exploded offensively. Sure, it was the Atlanta Hawks, but you'll take what you can get when you're the Knicks. I like the Nets as big underdogs, but I'm not laying a bucket with them in a game where they'll be the road team on their own court.