Brooklyn vs New York NBA Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on March 31, 2016 in

On Friday, the Brooklyn Nets head across town to take on the New York Knicks in NBA betting action. The Nets (21-53) are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and just got drubbed by the Orlando Magic, 139-105, in the shadows of Disney World. They take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Thursday night before heading to Gotham to face the Knicks. New York (30-46) is in third place in the Atlantic Division and fell in Dallas, 91-89, to the Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Guide

When: Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:30pm ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Radio: ESPN NY 98.7 FM
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Why should you bet on the Nets?

The Nets had been playing some decent basketball before taking some big setbacks in Miami and especially in Orlando. They don’t play well against teams that emphasize strong ball distribution, as the 40 assists that the Magic posted in the rout indicated. Also, they play a Cleveland Cavaliers team on Thursday night that is likely to be ready to exorcise some demons of their own at the Nets’ expense…and then Brooklyn gets to take on the Knicks in their arena the next night. I don’t see myself taking the Nets without a double-digit line here.

Why should you put your money on New York?

The Knicks are hobbling a bit with Kristaps Porzingis on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Even without him, though, the Knicks stepped up against a Mavericks team fighting for their playoff lives, as Carmelo Anthony posted 31 points and Derrick Williams chipped in 15, starting for the third time in Porzingis’ stead. Porzingis is day to day, so you’ll want to keep your eye on those injury reports before locking in your bets. Even with Porzingis out, the Knicks had an open look at a three on the last possession. You’ll also want to check the injury report for Jose Calderon, as he hurt his quad late.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Knicks to show their skills and talent to win over Brooklyn. I’m predicting a 103-90 finish in favor of New York.