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Nets home to Knicks in NBA betting action

New York KnicksBrooklyn Nets
3-13December 05, 2013, 07:00 | Barclays Center5-13

The Nets will try to cover the spread at Barclays Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Knicks in basketball action.

The Nets bring a 5-13 record (6-12 ATS) to the battle against the 3-13 Knicks, who are 4-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 9-8-1 so far and the Knicks go 7-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 189.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Nets sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 84-83.

The Knicks were a 103-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 103-99 against New Orleans in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 111-87 result against the Nuggets on December 3. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets were blown out by Denver on Tuesday, losing by a 111-87 final at Barclays Center in basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.5 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.44 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 9 with 8.12 per contest.

A few Knicks at Nets trends to consider:
New York is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Brooklyn is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Brooklyn is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Brooklyn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Orlando, Friday, December 6th
Brooklyn at Milwaukee, Saturday, December 7th