Brooklyn Nets (9-18) at New York Knicks (8-18)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: 219
The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 108.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18 points and 5.7 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six road games.
The New York Knicks look for a nice home victory after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 22.1 points and three assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.9 points and 11.8 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 2.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 34-16-1 in Knicks last 51 Saturday games.
The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a surprsing win last night over the Toronto Raptors and will now be asked to win back to back games for the first time since early November. We've seen nothing to suggest the Nets are capable of such efforts. The New York Knicks are being outscored by 12.4 points in their last five games and have been horrible on both ends of the court. However, the Knicks have won five of the last six meetings against the Nets and do have the rest advantage here. I don't want to lay chalk with the Knicks, but I have little trust the Nets are capbale of putting together two winning performances in a row. I'm backing the Knicks based on history between these two sides.