New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+7.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (26-13) play the New York Knicks (20-19) at Barclays Center on Monday. New York opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 225.
The New York Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma City Thunder and went home with a win by a final score of 119-97 in their last game. New York ended the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (44 of 91) and made 14 out of their 35 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Knicks made 17 of 22 tries for a percentage of 77.3%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 45 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 assists in the matchup in addition to creating 18 turnovers and having 12 steals. When talking about defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 48.7% from the field on 37 out of 76 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 22 assists and had 3 steals in the game. In addition, Oklahoma City totaled 40 rebounds (5 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Oklahoma City went 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 15 of their 21 attempts. They also made 8 of their 32 attempts from three-point range.
RJ Barrett is a guy who was a factor in this game. He recorded 32 points on 12 out of 21 shooting. He played for 36:12 mins and also collected 5 rebounds. Barrett finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He pulled down 12 rebounds in his 39:06 min on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 8-of-15 (26 points). In all, Randle had accumulated 12 assists.
New York enters this one with a win-loss mark of 20-19 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a team, New York is pulling down 46.3 boards per game and has accumulated 825 assists for the season, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing. The Knicks are connecting on 37.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (409 of 1,099) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 105.2 points per game (28th in basketball) while going 45.5% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are able to force 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 892 conceded on the season. The Knicks are giving up a FG percentage of 44.0% (1,466 of 3,332) and they relinquish 43.3 boards per game as a squad. They concede 33.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 1st in basketball in PPG allowed (105.0).
For their last game, the Brooklyn Nets got the win with a final of 100-95 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Nets were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest. They also coughed it up 11 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Pistons committed 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Brooklyn made 6 of their 27 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nets shot 39 for 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.1%. The Nets permitted the Pistons to bury 36 out of 89 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 40.4% for the contest. They went 25.0% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 32 and finished the game at 15 out of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In regard to team rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Detroit to pull down 47 in all (12 on the offensive side).
James Harden ended up having an impact for the Nets in this contest. He converted 8 of 19 for this contest for a rate of 42.1%, and added 10 rebounds. Harden earned 24 points in his 38:22 mins on the court and had 10 assists in the game. Someone else that was important for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He finished with 5 assists in his 35:45 minutes played, and he shot 8 out of 18 from the floor. Irving walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor as well as earning 18 points and 4 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 26-13 for the season. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.9% from the field, which is 1st in the league. Brooklyn has accounted for 4,702 pts so far this year (120.6 per game) and they average 44.1 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Nets are committing 19.1 fouls per game and they hit 80.2% from the free throw line. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 25th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.4. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.3% on 3-pointers (497 of 1,369) and opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their foul shots. They allow 24.8 assists and 42.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 17th and 7th in the league. They have forced 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (14th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-7.5) and over 225 points
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