On Wednesday night, the New York Knicks hope to continue a six-game winning streak. In a crosstown clash, the Knicks welcome the Brooklyn Nets, who have won two of their first three games this season. While Brooklyn is 16-15 on the road and in the second game of a back-to-back set, New York is 36-27 overall and 18-15 at home. The Knicks report no injuries, while Brooklyn is without Ben Simmons.
Brooklyn’s defense, which this season has quality size, athleticism, and the ability to switch on the perimeter, is underappreciated and effective. Brooklyn ranks among the top five teams in the NBA for opponent shooting, and the Nets are the league leaders with more than six blocked shots per game. The Knicks are lowest in the NBA with 22.3 assists per game, they are 24th in field goal %, 22nd in 3-point percentage, and opponents average less than 23 assists per game against the Nets.
Brooklyn leads the league in field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, and 2-point percentage, scoring 1.15 points per possession offensively. Brooklyn is in the top 10 for free throw percentage and assists per game, and the Nets average well over 15 points in fast breaks every game. The Knicks are last in the NBA with 6.0 steals per game and No. 28 with 12.6 turnovers caused per game, indicating that New York’s defense isn’t great either.
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The Knicks project well on both ends of the court. In terms of field goal percentage allowed (45.4%), 3-point percentage allowed (34.4%), and points allowed in the paint, New York ranks among the top three NBA teams (45.1 per game). Brooklyn ranks in the bottom five of the league in both points in the paint and free throw conversion, while the Knicks have a top-tier mark in fast break points allowed (12.1 per game).
This season, New York has one of the top six offensive marks in the NBA, averaging over 1.16 points per possession. New York is a top-five club in offensive rebound rate (32.1%), turnover rate (13.0%), and free throw attempts, and the Knicks are leading the league with 17.1 second-chance points per game (25.6 per game).
Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Game Information
- Date: 03/01/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Madison Square Garden.
- How to Watch Nets vs Knicks: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Nets vs Knicks Betting Lines
Knicks are –300 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $33.33. On the other side, Nets are +250 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $250.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Knicks at a 75% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nets have 75% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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