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(3-2) Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks (0-3)
Date: Friday October 27
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
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Friday, October 27 finds Atlantic Division rivals taking to the hard court in a cross-town battle. The Brooklyn Nets arrive on the heels of a huge upset victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile the New York Knicks are still in search of their first win. Last season, the squads split their four meetings each winning once at home and once on the road. The Knicks own the historical advantage by a slim one game margin over the Nets (94-93).
Few preseason analysts foresaw the Nets improving upon their 20 wins of a season ago. Yet, through five games Brooklyn’s 3-2 record (60% win percent) is a far cry from their 24.3 win percent of a season ago. Although unlikely, if the Nets continued at this pace that would translate into 49.2 wins.
In terms of how the squad is registering wins (including holding off the Cavaliers Wednesday) it is by playing to their identity. Simply put, Brooklyn knows precisely who they are and consistently play to their advantage.
Diving into Brooklyn’s identity they are the fastest team in the NBA with a pace of 109.72 and fire freely from the perimeter. In this latter category the Nets rank 4th on attempts (33.4)/makes (12) and 10th in efficiency (35.9%).These strengths add up to the 6th best offensive ranking in the NBA. Conversely their weakness is defense where they rank 26th. .
Coach Kenny Atkinson has his charges playing to their potential and further aiding the Nets success is the fact without prominent stars opponents are forced into man on man coverage.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are still in search of their first win, and prior to Thursday night, one of only two winless teams (Chicago).
Kristaps Porzingis is adjusting well to being the star. The unicorn is averaging 25.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Opponents with better defensive squads can capitalize by forcing the big man to move the ball. Boston employed this strategy coupled with aggressive on ball defense which translated into a 3 of 14 effort from the field.
Clearly the Knicks center piece requires more assistance before fans in the Mecca will witness palpable growth.
In the Knicks new iteration the other player finding success is Porzingis’ fellow frontcourt partner Enes Kanter. Through three games Kanter is registering a double-double average posting 14.3 points and leads the team with 12 rebounds per game.
New York has played two top squads (Thunder, Celtics) which may speak to their early poor showing. That said, the Knicks rank dead last in nine categories: field goals attempted and made, all three 3-point categories, defensive and total rebounds, assists and total points scored. Moreover, the Knicks rank 29th offensively and 27th defensively.
Rookie Frank Ntilikina’s ankle sprain has kept him out of the lineup for all but eight minutes this season. His presence in today’s game remains a game time decision.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 head to head
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games
- Nets are 6-4 in last 10 head to head
- Nets are 6-4 in last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 4-6 in teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Knicks are the more desperate team and on their home court whereas the Nets arrive confident. Brooklyn will push pace; fire away from deep and to complicate matters could have D’Angelo Russell back.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets ATS
Brooklyn has yet to win on the road, but their perimeter offense should be the deciding factor. Ultimately, hometown bragging rights will fall to the Nets who’ll win 115-103.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nets 115 – Knicks 103
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