Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-1.5)
The New York Knicks (5-6) play the Brooklyn Nets (5-6) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The line on this game has Brooklyn as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 226.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Oklahoma City Thunder and ended up losing by a score of 129-116 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended the contest having earned a 50.6% FG percentage (43 of 85) and knocked down 10 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Nets converted 20 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 43 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists for the game in addition to having 3 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 54.4% from the floor on 49 out of 90 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 24 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Thunder grabbed 34 rebounds (3 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Oklahoma City shot 94.1% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 17 attempts. They converted 15 of 39 shots from three-point range.
Kevin Durant is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He racked up 36 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:40 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Durant finished the game at 52.4% from the field and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Nets was Caris LeVert. He snagged 4 rebounds and accounted for 6 assists. He ended up shooting 47.1% from the floor for the matchup by going 8-of-17 (21 points). Overall, LeVert played 35:32 min.
Brooklyn enters this game with a record of 5-6 so far this year. They average 118.5 pts per game (3rd in basketball) while going 47.8% from the floor. The Nets are shooting 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (154 of 401) and 80.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 280 assists on the year, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 16.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.5 fouls every game. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 24th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 275 surrendered for the season. The Nets are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.9% (157 of 237) and they relinquish 47.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 35.5% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in opponents points per game (113.0).
For their last game, the New York Knicks went home defeated by a final of 109-88 when they faced the Charlotte Hornets. The Knicks snagged 32 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup. They also turned away 6 tries while recording 6 steals in this game. The Hornets were called for 13 fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 64.7%. When discussing shooting from downtown, New York converted 9 of 37 tries (24.3%). In all, the Knicks finished shooting 34 out of 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1%. The Knicks permitted the Hornets to convert 38 out of their 78 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.7% in the matchup. They finished 40.6% from 3-point land by hitting 13 of 32 and finished the game at 20 out of 23 at the free throw line (87.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, New York permitted Charlotte to snag 37 in total (5 offensive).
Kevin Knox ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks for the game. He made 7 of 17 in this contest giving him a rate of 41.2%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Knox totaled 5 boards in his 29:17 mins of time on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. Another guy that was important for New York was Elfrid Payton. He accumulated 15 points in his 30:41 mins on the court via 7 of 14 shooting for the game. Payton wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field and also earning 4 assists and 6 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 5-6 for the season. New York has accumulated 1,101 points this season (100.1 per game) and they average 46.4 rebounds per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.4% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Knicks are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in the league. They are dishing out assists 22.2 times per game (28th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per game. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 105.5. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (11th in basketball). The New York defense concedes 32.0% on three-point shots (132 of 413) and opponents are converting on 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 22.5 dimes and 44.8 rebounds every game, which ranks 5th and 15th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+1.5) and over 226 points
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