Brooklyn Nets (6-6) at New York Knicks (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.1 points and 6.9 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Knicks are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-28 ATS in their last 41 Wednesday games. The over is 5-0 in Nets last 5 overall. The under is 8-0 in Knicks last 8 overall. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are on the end of a back to back, but they have Durant back on the court and that makes them extremely dangerous, as we saw last night against the Nuggets. The New York Knicks are a team we've backed a lot this season, but they're starting to cool off a bit and the offense is hit or miss at times. The Nets should win this game. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.