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(1-0) New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets (0-1)
Date: Friday October 19
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: New York Knicks +120 / Brooklyn Nets -140
NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -3
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The Knicks picked up an opening day win at home, while the Nets lost on the road to the Pistons.
Last season, the Knicks swept the four game season series, and will look to make it five wins in a row against their rivals.
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The Knicks easily defeated the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, winning by a score of 126-107. Even without their star player, Kristaps Porzingus, their offense did not miss a beat.
Tim Hardaway Jr. made his presence known in this opening game and managed to score a game high 31 points. He was 10 of 22 from the field and 3 of 9 from behind the three point line. With Porzingus out, Hardaway Jr. needs to be the go to scorer if the Knicks want to have long term success.
Not only did Hardway play a solid game, but the Knicks as a whole were very balanced offensively. They had seven players score in double figures, including three of their five starters.
Rookie, Kevin Knox, out of the University of Kentucky had 10 points to show for in his NBA regular season debut. He shot 4 of 16 from the field, so that is a stat the young rookie will need to improve as the season is underway.
Defensively the Knicks forced 24 turnover, and scored 29 points off those turnovers. With defense become not as much as a focal point in the NBA, the Knicks seem to have done a very good job to limit their opponents opportunities.
The Nets lost a nail-bitter in Detroit by a score of 100-103. This was a game that went back and forth, but the Nets were unable to keep Andre Drummond off the boards. They will be looking for their first win against since March of 2017.
There were two standouts in the Nets season opener. Caris LeVert led the team with 27 points and shot 10 of 18 from the field. Spencer Dinwiddie came off the bench to score 23 points and he also shot 10 of 18 from the field. The Nets will need their bench to continue providing if the Nets are going to have any success this year.
The Nets did well to hold the Piston to 42.4% from the field. However, they did not do well in the fact that they allowed 14 offensive rebounds which led to easy points for Detroit. The Nets need to improve their post defense and if they do that, they have a chance to win their first game of the new season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-5 in NY last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 22-10 in BK last 32 home games.
Free New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
The Knicks were impressive in their season opener against the Atlanta Hawks. In a battle for New York, Tim Hardaway Jr. is the difference and the Knicks win a close game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New York Knicks +3
The Knicks cover and pick up their first road win to start 2-0.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 97 – Nets 94
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