The Brooklyn Nets (34-27) face the New York Knicks (36-27) Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nets vs. Knicks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Both New York teams have gone in opposite directions since the All-Star break. The Nets have lost 3 straight since action resumed while the Knicks won their 3 games.
The Nets 118-104 to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday despite having a double-digit lead after one quarter of play.
The Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 109-94 Monday, giving fans hope that this team can end the season on a high note and may even claim home-court advantage for the playoffs. New York is currently 5th in the Eastern Conference, trailing the 4th-place Cleveland Cavaliers by 2.5 games.
Brooklyn leads the season series 2-1. The Nets won the first 2 games, which happened to be in Brooklyn. The Knicks won the most recent game in MSG 124-106 on Feb. 13.
Nets at Knicks odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:40 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Nets +250 (bet $100 to win $250) | Knicks -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nets +7.5 (-110) | Knicks -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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Nets at Knicks key injuries
- G Ben Simmons (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nets at Knicks picks and predictions
Knicks 120, Nets 113
The Knicks are shooting 49.2% from the floor over their last 3 game, which is 3% better than their 2022 average. The new-look Nets are the reverse, they shot 49.9% this season but in their past 3 games are at 43.4%.
However, the risk is not worth the reward for the Knicks (-300). You should never risk 3 times your potential return on a moneyline bet. PASS.
The Knicks are 9 games above .500% and are 18-15 at home. However, they are just 14-16-3 against the spread at Madison Square Garden. Despite their poor play recently, considering Brooklyn’s strong start in their last game I like the Nets to cover.
LEAN NETS +7.5 (-110).
The Under hit in 4 of the last 5 games for Brooklyn after a double-digit loss at home and is 4-0 for the Knicks following a win of more than 10 points.
That being said the current line seems to not just take that into consideration but it seems to have swung well below the usual NBA lines. I would PASS and take the KNICKS TEAM TOTAL OVER 114.5 (-120) which has hit in 5 of the last 6 games.