New York Knicks (20-19) at Brooklyn Nets (26-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 44 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.4 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.6 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.7 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall. The over is 24-9 in Nets last 33 overall. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are obviously the more talented team and are on a roll right now, a club you shouldn't be eager to step in front of at the moment. However, the Knicks have provided value in the underdog role where they lose by an average of just 2.8 points, and they lose on the road by an average of just two points. The Knicks have covered 10 of their last 14 games and they hung around with the Nets back in January. Give me the points in this contest.