Nets vs Knicks predictions 1/26/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1.5
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (12-34, 5th in the Atlantic Division) play the Brooklyn Nets (18-25, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The odds on this game have Brooklyn as 1.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 221.5.
The Nets cover the spread 41.9% of the time, having gone 18-25-0 ATS. New York is covering 52.2% of the time, going 24-22-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/23/20 C DeAndre Jordan Finger is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving averages 26.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Marcus Morris averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Julius Randle scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 112.0 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 22.0 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.4 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 112.1 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest. New York is 28th in the NBA with 104.2 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.2. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Nets are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 12th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
New York is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York +1.5 and over 221.5 total points
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