Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

New York Knicks (48-32) vs Brooklyn Nets (32-48)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -11.5 --- Over/Under: 210 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brooklyn Nets and NY Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Nets vs Knicks prediction.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have made the most of an easy stretch to win three of their last four games and they will be eager to keep it going after sneaking past the Raptors in a 106-102 win on Wednesday. Cam Thomas led the team with 23 points, Dennis Schroder added 21 points with seven rebounds and nine assists while Nicolas Claxton chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and five blocks. As a team, the Nets shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Raptors for three closely contested quarters before they closed the final 35.1 seconds on a 7-2 run to escape with the gritty win at home.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in fine form as they've won four of their last five games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after taking down the Celtics in a 118-109 road win on Thursday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 39 points on 15 of 23 shooting, Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points while Josh Hart chipped in with 16 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 49 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, building themselves a 31-point lead, before they held off a late rally from the Celtics who exploded for 38 points in the fourth quarter.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.6) this season.
  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.

Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Nicolas Claxton ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (63.2%) this season.
  • Cameron Thomas is one of only seven players to have scored 35+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.3%).
  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (80.7%).
  • The Nets rank 28th in the league for field goal percentage this season (45.7%).

Nets vs Knicks prediction

The Nets are still missing Dennis Smith Jr, Jaylen Martin and Dorian Finney-Smith, while the Knicks are going to be without Julius Randle and Duane Washington Jr again. The Nets have found a bit of form over their past four games, but the Knicks have been the more consistent team all season, and they will be full of confidence following their win over the Celtics. The line is hefty for this one, but I still like the Knicks to get the win and cover at home.

 

Peter’s Pick New York -11.5

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