New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+5.5)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (34-15) will play the New York Knicks (25-25) on Monday. New York opens this game as 5.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 226.
The New York Knicks faced the Detroit Pistons and notched a win by a score of 125-81 in their last game. New York finished having earned a 54.4% FG percentage (43 out of 79) and buried 19 of their 39 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Knicks made 20 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 74.1%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 31 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In the matter of the defense, New York allowed 35.4% from the floor on 29 out of 82 shooting. Detroit totaled 20 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Additionally, Detroit collected 43 boards (12 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 11 rejections. Detroit ended up going 70.0% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 20 attempts. They also knocked down 9 out of their 28 attempts from distance.
Julius Randle is a guy who came through in the game. He racked up 29 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30:10 minutes played and totaled 8 boards. Randle finished the game shooting 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Knicks was Reggie Bullock. He snagged 5 rebounds in 27:45 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor in this game via 8-of-12 (22 points). When this game wrapped up, Bullock accounted for 1 assist.
New York comes into this contest with a mark of 25-25 so far this year. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is pulling in 45.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,049 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Knicks are connecting on 37.5% on shots from 3-point land (548 of 1,461) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They average 104.8 pts per contest (28th in the NBA) while shooting 45.1% from the field. Defensively, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,138 surrendered so far this year. The Knicks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.1% (629 of 915) and they surrender 43.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 33.5% on shots from distance and they rank 1st in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (103.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Brooklyn Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 111-89 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Nets collected 43 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 in the game. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Hornets committed 9 fouls in this game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 4 tries. They were able to make 3 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, Brooklyn knocked down 20 of 45 attempts (44.4%). Overall, the Nets shot 44 for 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4%. The Nets permitted the Hornets to convert 30 out of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.9% in the matchup. They went 34.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 38 and ended up shooting 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). With respect to rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Charlotte to snag 43 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Jeff Green ended up being a major contributor for the Nets in this game. He buried 8 of 17 in the game for a rate of 47.1%, and earned 8 rebounds. Green tallied 21 points in his 30:40 minutes on the court and earned 2 dimes in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He came away with 8 dimes in his 33:31 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 out of 17 from the floor. Irving wrapped this one up going 41.2% from the floor while also notching 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 34-15 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Nets are shooting 49.4% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn has scored 5,829 points so far this season (119.0 per contest) and they average 44.4 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 26.6 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Nets commit 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 80.0% from the free throw line. The Nets on defense are ranked 25th in the league in PPG given up with 114.3. The Brooklyn defense concedes 36.3% from downtown (642 of 1,767) and opponents are converting on 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.4 assists and 42.4 rebounds every game, which ranks them 13th and 7th in basketball. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+5.5)
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