The Brooklyn Nets will try to pay off against the New York Knicks for the second time this season on Tuesday night as those teams do battle on the hardwood at the Barclays Center.
Brooklyn grabbed a 96-89 win over New York at home on November 26, in a game in which they'd been listed as 1-point underdogs on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Four of the last five matchups between the Atlantic Division teams turned into UNDER results.
The Nets bring a 11-8 record (10-8-1 ATS) to the battle against the 15-5 Knicks, who are 13-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 7-12 so far and the Knicks go 10-8-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Knicks odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Brooklyn is rated No. 15 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-99 win for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 27 in the league with 39.9 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 1 with 11.9 per contest.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.8 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
The Knicks were a 112-106 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. New York got 34 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 112-106 victory over Denver on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn was a 97-88 loser in its last match at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 185 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nets endured a 97-88 loss at the hands of the Bucks on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Deron Williams at Barclays Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Knicks at Nets trends to consider:
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games at home
New York home to LA Lakers, Thursday, December 13
Brooklyn at Toronto, Wednesday, December 12