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Knicks face Nets: NBA odds preview

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April 18, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

New York Knicks vs New Jersey Nets Odds

32-29TEAM RECORD22-40

New York travels to New Jersey on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 32-29 mark with a victory over the Nets.

Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 32-29 and 32-29 ATS so far this season, while the Nets are at 22-40 and 27-34-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Nets are 31-30-1, while the Knicks are 24-37.

View New York vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Nets and the No. 8-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-91 win for the Knicks on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 11 at 94.5 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.7 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

New York won its last outing, a 118-110 result against the Celtics on April 17. The Knicks covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 35 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 118-110 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 101-98 loser at home against the Heat. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Nets wasted a 29-point performance from Kris Humphries as Miami ran past them 101-98 on Monday at Prudential Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Knicks at Nets trends to consider:
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New York is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games

Next up:
New York at Cleveland, Friday, April 20
New Jersey at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 21

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