The Knicks will be looking for their fourth ATS win over the Nets in their past five meetings on Monday night when those Atlantic Division clubs battle on the hardwood at the Barclays Center.
New York is 3-1 both SU and ATS over its past four games against the Nets, with the rivals meeting for the first time this season on Monday in Brooklyn. Three of the past four matchups between the Knicks and the Nets have been UNDER results for totals bettors.
The Nets sport records of 8-4 and 7-4-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 9-3 and 9-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-7 for the Nets and 6-5-1 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Nets) and the No. 3 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-101 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 20-ranked offense (95.6 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 10 at 95.4 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when playing on the road. Brooklyn, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
New York won its last outing, a 121-100 result against the Pistons on November 25. The Knicks covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit was run off the court by the Knicks on Sunday as New York blasted the Pistons 121-100 at Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn was a 98-85 winner in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 183 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn earned a 98-85 victory over Portland on Sunday, getting 21 points from Joe Johnson at Barclays Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Knicks at Nets trends to consider:
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
New York is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 14 games at home
New York at Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 28
Brooklyn at Boston, Wednesday, November 28