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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Knicks at New York

Brooklyn NetsNew York Knicks
40-33April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Madison Square Garden32-43

The Knicks will be trying to slam the Nets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

The Knicks sport a record of 32-43 and 33-42 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nets sit at 40-33 and 40-33 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 43-32 for the Knicks and 38-33-2 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nets listed as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 196 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Knicks - Nets odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-90 win for the Nets.

Brooklyn won its last outing, a 105-96 result against the Rockets on April 1. The Nets covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Rockets were burned for 32 points by Joe Johnson on Tuesday as the Nets picked up a 105-96 win at Barclays Center.

In their last action, New York was a 92-83 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Knicks got a 34-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York handed Utah a 92-83 defeat on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 27-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 7 in the league with 9.13 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.56 per outing.

A few Nets at Knicks trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
Brooklyn is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
Brooklyn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games at home
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Detroit, Friday, April 4th
New York home to Washington, Friday, April 4th