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Nets vs Knicks NBA Game Preview

New Jersey NetsNew York Knicks
Feb 4, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

New Jersey Nets vs New York Knicks Odds


The Knicks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in NBA play.

The Nets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 8-15 ATS. New Jersey is 14-10 on the totals; New York is 7-16.

View New Jersey vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Knicks as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 195, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (Knicks) and the No. 27 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-89 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 28 in the league with 39.5 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Nets rate No. 2 with 9.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.4 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 108-105 result against the Timberwolves on February 3. The Nets covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 213 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Jersey got 42 points from Anthony Morrow en route to a 108-105 loss at the hands of New Jersey on Friday at Prudential Center.

In their last action, New York was a 91-89 loser on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Knicks wasted a 26-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as Boston ran past them 91-89 on Friday at TD Garden.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nets at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey's last 11 games when playing New York
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New York's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Chicago, Monday, February 6
New York home to Utah, Monday, February 6