The 13-11 Brooklyn Nets will be on the back of a back to back when they travel to face the 18-6 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The current NBA odds from this game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 195 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were opened up a few hours ago.
This is already the third meeting between these two clubs. Both games were held in Brooklyn with each team winning once and the Nets covered both games. Trend: Brooklyn Nets are 2-0 ATS versus the New York Knicks this season.
The Nets have lost two straight and seven of their past nine games. Last night Brooklyn hosts the Utah Jazz and are defeated 92-90 as a -4 ½ point favorite. The game went under 193 ½ points. Brooklyn is outscored 48-33 in the second half to blow a 13 point first half lead. The Nets get just 20 points from their bench last night. We are seeing the scoring drop for the Nets as they have been held under 100 points in five of their past six games. On defense they allow 46% shooting from the floor ranking 27th in the NBA. Brook Lopez leads the team with 17 points a night.
The Knicks fell to 10-1 on their home court as they drop a 109-96 home decision to the Houston Rockets on Monday night as a -7 ½ point favorite. The game played under 210 points. The loss snapped a four game win streak by New York. The Knicks played without Carmelo Anthony who was out with a sprained ankle. His status is listed questionable for Wednesday. New York played two good quarters and two bad ones. They score just 11 points in the second and 18 in the third quarter in the loss. Without Carmelo Anthony in the lineup the shooting percentages dropped and from the three point line as well as the team makes just 29%. The defensive numbers started off well but we have seen the Knicks allow 102 or more points in four of their past five games.