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NBA on ESPN: Knicks Battle the Nets at the Garden

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NBA on ESPN has Battle of New York

The NBA on ESPN fans will see the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks when they take their seats on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Tip-Off is at 7 pm EST. These two teams are equally defensively challenged.  It should be an entertaining game if you like scoring.

Oddsmakers have the NBA on ESPN matchup lined with the Knicks as 8.5 point favorites and the total has climbed to 215.5.

The Knicks were a 114-109 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Utah Jazz. They failed to cover the +2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks have allowed at least 30 points or more in 10 of the 24 quarters this season. This includes a season-high 36 in the fourth quarter of a 114-109 loss at home to Utah on Sunday. New York was leading at the half 54-49.

Brooklyn won its last outing, a 119-110 result against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 08. The Nets covered in that game as a +4-point underdog, while the 229 combined points took the game OVER the total. They are allowing 107 points per game, placing them 21st in the league. Their defensive rating is 19th in the league.

Stats and Matchups

Team record: 3-4 SU,6-1 ATS
Brooklyn is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Brooklyn is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn’s last 12 games

New York:
Team record: 2-4 SU,2-4 ATS
New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New York’s last 22 games

Next up:
Brooklyn at Phoenix Saturday, November 12
New York at Boston Friday, November 11

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