Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+3)
The New York Knicks host the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Brooklyn is 3-point underdogs. The total is 224.5.
The Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 101-98 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished the game having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (37 of 92) and buried 13 of their 40 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets made 11 of their 13 shots for a rate of 84.6%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 23 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. Regarding defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the field on 33 of 75 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 17 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, Philadelphia grabbed 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 96.7% from the charity stripe by making 29 of their 30 attempts. They also converted 6 of their 23 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Nets ended up finishing with 20 while the 76ers accounted for 12 fouls.
Mikal Bridges is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He racked up 23 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played 34 mins played and collected 6 rebounds. Bridges shot 44.4% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Brooklyn steps onto the court with a mark of 33-23 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling in 40.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,452 dimes for the campaign, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are hitting 39.1% on three-point shots (701 of 1,795) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.1 pts per game (17th in basketball) while connecting on 50.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.2). The Nets are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (2,254 of 4,941) and they surrender 44.3 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 3rd in the league in allowing assists with 1,290 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 126-120 when they played the Jazz. The Knicks corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 20 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the contest. They turned it over 6 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Jazz committed 24 personal fouls in this contest which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 38 tries. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.7%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, New York made 12 of 36 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks finished shooting 43 for 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3%. The Knicks permitted the Jazz to knock down 45 of their 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.1% in this game. They finished the game shooting 28.1% from beyond the arc via 9 of 32 and finished the contest at 21 of 28 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to rebounding, New York allowed Utah to get 38 in all (11 offensive).
Jalen Brunson was important for the Knicks in this contest. He buried 11 out of 22 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Brunson tallied 38 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists in the game.
New York has a record of 31-27 this year. As an offense, the Knicks are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which ranks 24th in basketball. New York has earned 6,628 pts this year (114.3 per contest) and they pull down 47.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.9 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe.
The Knicks are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 112.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The New York defense surrenders 34.8% from downtown (754 of 2,167) and their opponents are converting on 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 24.8 assists and 43.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 11th and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-3)
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