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Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks - 1/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Friday January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -9 -- Over/Under: 222
TV Channel
YES, MSG
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The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The New York Knicks could use a win here to snap a rough seven-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 19.6 points and 2.6 assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.3 points and 6.5 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won their last seven home games.

The Knicks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall.

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have been in a lot of close games over the years and the Knicks have actually been on the winning side in five of the last seven meetings. The Knicks are obviously a poor basketball team and are being outscored by an average of 10.5 points on the road. However, the Nets are at their best in the underdog role and are just 2-4 ATS this season when a favorite of at least four points. And while the Knicks have lost seven straight, three of their last four games have been decided by four or less points. We've cashed a ton this year with the Nets as underdogs, but I don't have the same feeling about this club when being asked to lay big chalk. If I'm going to bet this contest, I want the points with the Knicks.

Pick:
New York Knicks +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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