A clash of two Atlantic teams happens at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night as the Knicks host the Nets for the fourth and final time this season. The Nets look to complete a clean sweep of the Knicks in the regular season with three wins already in the bag. Meanwhile, the Knicks find themselves way out of playoff contention after finishing No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference last season. It’s been an underwhelming run for head coach Tom Thibodeau and his squad with a foreseeable bottom-five finish this year.
Check out Nitrobetting’s preview of the upcoming Nets vs. Knicks game below. Catch the latest game info, stats, and NBA odds, alongside timely trends and predictions–all of which are geared to get you on the right betting track.
Nets vs. Knicks Game Information
- When: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Sports Radio 66 (Nets) / 98.7 FM ESPN (Knicks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nets (TBA) / Knicks (TBA)
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
Brooklyn is the better team in terms of offense. The duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant alone should offer enough firepower for the Nets to gain a significant advantage over the Knicks. As a team, the nets average 112.5 points (ninth) per game on 47.4% shooting (fourth). The squad hits 53.6% of two-point attempts while keeping three-pointers at a competent 36.1% (tenth). Additionally, the Nets showcase better ball movement that sees the team average 25.1 assists (tenth) per game.
Although the Nets allow 112.3 points (21st) per game, they generate imposing shooting defense. The team maintains a 45.3% opponent shooting percentage and is good for an eighth-best record in the league. That said, Brooklyn keeps the opponent’s two-point shooting percentage to 52.4% (tenth) and three-point shooting to 34.6% (ninth).
Seth Curry (ankle) and James Johnson (illness) await the game-time decision before their status for the game. Goran Dragic is likely to return before the playoffs, while Ben Simmons is out with a back injury until at least April 16.
Why Bet on the New York Knicks?
The Knicks are averaging 106.5 points (27th) on 43.7% shooting (27th). They have unsatisfactory numbers from short and mid-range but do significantly better from deep at 35.7% (13th). Additionally, the Knicks have the offensive rebounding edge, averaging 11.5 offensive boards (fourth) per game. This lays out more scoring possibilities for the team.
Defense is where the Knicks do well. They allow 106.9 points (seventh) in 79 games. Their shooting defense should fare well against the Nets on Wednesday night. New York limits opponents shooting to 44.8% (fifth). They also do better when defending long-range shots, holding teams to 34.3% from deep (sixth).
New York has a lengthy injury report leading up to the game. Miles McBride (knee) and Quentin Grimes (knee) will have to wait for the official game-time decision. Derrick Rose, (ankle) and Julius Randle (quadriceps) are likely to be out until April 10. This puts the Knicks in a tough spot and demands more from the bench players moving forward.
Nets vs. Knicks Betting Trends
- The Nets are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Nets are 8-2 in the last ten games against the Knicks (2-8 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Nets’ last five road games against the Knicks.
- The Knicks are 1-2 in the last three games at Madison Square Garden (1-2 ATS).
- The Knicks are 5-5 in the last five home games against the Nets (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Knicks’ last five games against the Nets.
Nets vs. Knicks Expert Betting Prediction
The Nets are the better team on paper and are the favorites in this matchup. But, one determinant that might hold the squad back is their recent form. Brookly lost three of their last five games. On top of that, the lineup features several key player injuries that could take the sting off the offense. Nevertheless, Brooklyn has the edge on paper.
New York is playing for pride at this point. They are playing decent basketball as of late and won five of seven games. While the team has nothing to lose, head coach Tom Thibodeau will try to end his season with positive results.
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