In this inter-city rivalry, the New York Knicks will host the Brooklyn Nets. The game will take place on 7 March at 02:30 AM (+3 UTC). The Knicks’ season doesn’t hold much meaning apart from the practice time for their young core and they are out of any sort of Postseason contention. On the other hand, the Nets have the same record as the Hawks(41-38) and they will need a strong push to seal the eighth spot.Bet on New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets
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Bookmakers from 22bet suggest that the equal odds(1.90) for Total Over or Under 230.5. This is largely due to the brand of offense Nets can pitch forth with Kyrie and Durant. On the other hand, while the Knicks have been inefficient from the field, they can take advantage of a Nets team that played last night. I find the total here a “Bit too high” but I get the bar is set there because both Durant and Kyrie can come up with big efforts. For some reason, I am tempted to go “under” here.
Bookmakers at bet365 predict a handicap of 7.0 either way. Here, the Nets are slated as the favorite with a margin of as much as 7 points (-7). It is understandable considering the quality of the two teams but these are times when some of these bottom-ranked teams can spoil the party because there is no pressure of winning at this point and they can play freely. I think the Knicks can force a close game with a +6 handicap or somewhere like that but I see the Nets winning it late.
Bookmakers at 1xbet suggest that the equal odds for Total 1 (In this case, the New York Knicks) are over or under for 111.5 points. A couple of points to consider; Nets played last night while the Knicks will be fresh and with nothing to lose can play more freely. But do remember a total over 110 for Knicks is mostly a risky bet considering they are not among the high-scoring teams. I believe the Knicks can go “Under” here
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New York Knicks form
The New York Knicks have been one of the most disappointing squads this season after they had finished fourth in the Eastern standings last season. They shot poorly from the floor for most parts and the players were disconnected from the fanbase, especially Julius Randle who got booed repeatedly. For all his wonderful play, RJ Barrett was also highly inefficient and will need to correct his shot-selection for the Knicks to be more effective on the offensive end. This season has been a pain for the Knicks fans for sure and they will be expecting major changes because it has been a long time since the Franchise has made a deep Playoffs run, but this time around, they couldn’t even sneak a Play-in tournament spot.
Brooklyn Nets form
Unlike the Knicks, the Nets have a lot to play for during the season. They will first need to ensure that they finish at least as the eighth-ranked team so that they can have two chances of advancing. The Nets are a strong team despite what their ranking says because if it weren’t for an injury that ruled out Durant for two months and the vaccine mandate that didn’t allow Kyrie to play, they could easily have been a top-four or at least a top-five team. Still, would you really wanna go up against the offensive dynamos named Durant or Irving? It is a risky prospect to face the Nets even in the first round as a First Ranked team or the second-ranked team, one would believe Durant will raise his game further come Playoffs time!
Knicks vs Nets: possible lineups
- Knicks most likely starting five: SG: Alec Burks | SG: RJ Barrett | SG: Evan Fournier | PF: Obi Toppin | C: Mitchell Robinson;
- Nets most likely starting five: PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: Patty Mills | SF: Bruce Brown | SF: Kevin Durant | C: Andre Drummond.