New York Knicks (1-0) vs Brooklyn Nets (0-1)Date : 10/19/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Barclays Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
The Nets will welcome the Knicks to Barclays Center as they will be playing at home for the first time this season. The Nets are coming off a season opener loss against the Pistons while the Knicks were able to blow out the Hawks at home. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
New York Knicks's Latest Performance :
The Knicks were fantastic in their first home game against the Hawks, they were firing on all cylinders. Tim Hardaway Jr. paced all scorers with 31 points, including 22 in the first half, as the Knicks rolled to a 1-0 start. He is the first Knick in franchise history to tally at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists in a season opener. The Knicks put up 49 points in the second quarter that set a new franchise high. It is only the first game but it was great to New York open up their season with a convincing win. Noah Vonleh had a double-double in his Knicks debut scoring 12 points and grabbed 12 boards. He finished the game shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor and posted a team-high +22 plus/minus.
Player to watch: Allonzo Trier, he played well in his first career game, scoring 15 points, grabbing four boards and blocking two shots. It was very surprising to see him go undrafted but he made a memorable dunk across the lane. He was playing behind Ayton in his senior year in Arizona that’s why he didn’t get the attention that he deserves. I won’t be surprised if he goes off against the Nets.
Brooklyn Nets 's Latest Performance :
The Nets came close to upsetting the Pistons on the road it was a solid effort put together by the Nets. LeVert had 27 points a career high in the season opener against the Pistons. He ran the offense for most of the game and continued to show his chemistry on the floor with Jarrett Allen, who had an impressive block on Griffin. He finishes the game with 17 points with 10 rebounds, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. The Nets still have the same problem as last season they were outrebounded by the Pistons 46-39 while giving up 14 offensive rebounds that lead to the second-chance opportunity for the Pistons. Playing against the Knicks would be a great opportunity for the Nets to work on their team chemistry since it is two young teams going head to head. The Nets will have to prepare for the Knicks differently after what they saw the Knicks do the Hawks on opening night at home.
Player to watch: Spencer Dinwiddie, he was a force off the bench as he dropped 23 points if he is able to keep production up we could see him starting in front of D-Low.
How New York Knicks & Brooklyn Nets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Knicks
My reason for the pick :
The New York Knicks to keep the momentum going as they will take down the Nets on the road to start their season off 2-0 under coach David Fizdale. The Nets shouldn’t cause any problems to this Knicks team as the Knicks are starting to gain confidence in their new system. Tier will have yet another eye-opening game for the Knicks as he could become one of the steals in the draft that went undrafted. For the Nets, they will have to figure out their backcourt situation as Dinwiddie will fight for his mins to return into the starting lineup.
The Knicks to beat the Nets on the road.
Betting trends for New York Knicks:
- Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets :
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.