Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Brooklyn Nets (40-38) are en route to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they will meet the New York Knicks (35-44).
The Nets played the Hawks and took a loss by a score of 122-115 in their last contest. Brooklyn wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.4% FG percentage (42 out of 99) and knocked down 17 out of their 37 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets knocked down 14 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they earned 52 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists in the game as well as forcing 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Brooklyn allowed 41.9% from the field on 36 of 86 shooting. Atlanta recorded 54 dimes and had 18 steals for the contest. On top of that, Atlanta totaled 44 rebounds (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Atlanta finished shooting 75.5% from the free throw line by converting 37 of their 49 tries. They made 13 out of their 41 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Nets walked away with 29 and the Hawks recorded 6 personal fouls.
Kevin Durant is someone who played a role for this contest. Durant finished 67.9% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. He played 42 minutes played and collected 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 55 points on 19 out of 28 shooting.
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Brooklyn heads into this one with a record of 40-38 on the campaign. They are averaging 112.5 pts per game (9th in the league) while going 47.4% from the field. The Nets are hitting 36.1% on shots from distance (891 of 2,470) and 80.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Brooklyn is collecting 44.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,961 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.3 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They give up 34.6% from beyond the arc and they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (112.3). The Nets defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (3,181 of 7,027) and they concede 44.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,863 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Knicks got the victory with a final of 118-88 when they faced the Magic. The Knicks were able to snag 43 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 56 in the game. They gave up possession 9 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Magic were called for 11 fouls in the game which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of them for a rate of 81.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, New York made 15 of 44 attempts (34.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks ended up shooting 45 out of 93 from the floor which had them at 48.4%. The Knicks permitted the Magic to convert 30 out of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.3% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 27.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 12 of 44 and finished the game at 16 out of 27 from the charity stripe (59.3%). Regarding rebounding, New York permitted Orlando to grab 32 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Alec Burks was important for the Knicks for the game. He converted 6 out of 7 for this contest giving him a rate of 85.7%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Burks accumulated 19 points in his 33 minutes on the court and earned 6 assists in this contest.
New York has a win-loss record of 35-44 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are shooting 43.7% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in the league. New York has scored 8,414 points this season (106.5 per game) and they collect 46.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 21.7 times per game (30th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.6% from the free throw line.
The New York defense surrenders 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (1,003 of 2,921) and their opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.1 assists and 43.7 total rebounds per game, which is 13th and 10th in basketball. The Knicks are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 106.9. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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