Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+7)
The New York Knicks are hosting the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. New York opens this matchup as 7-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 234.
The Nets faced off with the Hawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 129-127 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Nets ended up with 21 while the Hawks accumulated 18 fouls. They also knocked down 16 of 30 tries from 3-point range. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 82.1% at the charity stripe by converting 23 of their 28 shots. Additionally, Atlanta grabbed 46 boards (13 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Atlanta doled out 20 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 45 of 90 shooting. They also dished out 20 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 37 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Nets converted 27 of 29 attempts for a rate of 93.1%. Brooklyn wrapped up the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 of 87) and made 14 of 39 3-point attempts.
Cameron Johnson is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played for 36 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Johnson walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Brooklyn enters this contest with a win-loss record of 34-26 on the season. They average 113.8 points per game (17th in the league) while hitting 50.0% from the field. The Nets are shooting 38.8% on three-point attempts (756 of 1,946) and 79.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,537 assists on the campaign, which ranks 14th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 22.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Nets are able to force 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 fouls. They rank 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,372 relinquished for the season. The Nets are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.0% (2,432 of 5,284) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 37.2% on 3-point shots and they rank 14th in the league in PPG allowed (112.9).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks took home the win by a final score of 109-94 when they played the Celtics. The Knicks earned 37 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Celtics had 22 fouls in the matchup which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of those for a percentage of 67.6%. In regard to three-point attempts, New York converted 12 out of 31 attempts (38.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks ended up shooting 37 for 78 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.4%. The Knicks allowed the Celtics to make 37 out of their 84 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.0% in this contest. They went 21.4% from 3-point land via 9 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 14 from the free throw line (78.6%). Regarding team rebounding, New York allowed Boston to snag 35 in total (7 offensive).
Immanuel Quickley ended up being a factor for the Knicks in this game. He made 7 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and earned 3 rebounds. Quickley totaled 23 points in his 31 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup.
New York has a record of 36-27 for the year. The Knicks have committed 20.7 fouls every game and they connect on 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 22.3 times per game (30th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.9 times per game. New York has accounted for 7,226 points on the season (114.7 per contest) and they collect 47.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 24th in the league.
The New York defense concedes 34.4% on 3-point shots (807 of 2,346) and their opposition knocks down 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.6 dimes and 43.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 10th and 13th in basketball. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.9. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+7)
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