The 9-3 New York Knicks will be the road team as they lock horns with rival the 8-4 Brooklyn Nets from NBA pro basketball on Monday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is slated for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage by NBA TV.
This is the first meeting of the season a makeup game that was cancelled during the recent hurricane. Last year during the lockout shorted season the Knicks and Nets met three times with New York winning and covering two of the three games. Trend: Brooklyn Nets are 4-1 ATS in their past five games.
New York recently broke a two game losing streak as they pound the Detroit Piston on Sunday night 121-100 as a -11 point home favorite. It was the fourth consecutive game that the Knicks scored 100 or more points. On the year New York averages 103 points a game which is third best in the NBA and surrenders just 95 which is a top ten ranking in the league. The team is much more dedicated this year on the defensive side of the court. Carmelo Anthony leads the game in scoring with 25 a game.
The Nets have played well for the home folks with a 6-1 record on the season. What a complete difference playing in Brooklyn than in New Jersey for this team.There is finally a home court advantage for the Nets. Brooklyn is riding a two game win streak with victories against the Clippers and on Sunday night a 98-85 home win against the Portland Trailblazers. On the year defensively Brooklyn is allowing just 91 points a game. Center Brook Lopes leads the club with 19 points a game.