Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 06, 2022

The Brooklyn Nets' quest for home court in the play-in tournament continues on Wednesday as they look to sweep the season series against the New York Knicks.

Brooklyn
44-38
AT
April 06, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
New York
37-45
Pointspread -7 -122
Moneyline -300
Over / Under o +229.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Pointspread +7 +101
Moneyline +247
Over / Under u +229.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

It’s the fourth and final battle of New York this season as the New York Knicks prepare to host the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.  The Knicks are coming in off a 118-88 win in Orlando on Sunday, but they’ve officially been knocked out of playoff contention.  The Nets, who have secured a spot in the play-in tournament, are playing the second half of a back-to-back following a 118-105 home win against Houston on Tuesday.

Brooklyn is a 6-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 229.0.

Nets vs. Knicks NBA Betting Odds

It’s been all Brooklyn in this head-to-head, with the Nets winning the last six games between these teams.  They’ve generally been high scoring affairs as the Over has hit in five of those last six games.

Brooklyn has won eight of their last 10 games against the Knicks, but it’s worth noting they’ve only covered the spread twice in that stretch.  They’re 30-46-3 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last five games.  The total has gone Under in five of the Nets’ last six games.

The play-in tournament and playoff teams are set in the Eastern Conference, so there’s nothing left for the Knicks to play for, although they have managed wins in five of their last seven games.  They’re 37-42 ATS overall, including just 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games.  The total has gone Under in four of New York’s last five games.

Brooklyn Nets

This game still means something for Brooklyn as it’s a chance to ramp up heading into the play-in tournament.  Now allowed to play home games, Kyrie Irving looked dialled in on Tuesday, dropping a game-high 42 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter.  Kevin Durant had a quiet night by his standards, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.  Andre Drummond added 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Seth Currey (left ankle soreness), Goran Dragic (COVID protocols) and James Johnson (non-COVID illness) all missed the game.  Curry and Johnson are questionable to play Wednesday, while Dragic is ruled out.

The Nets are still jockeying for position in the play-in tournament.  They currently sit eighth and trail the Cavaliers by 1.5 games with three games remaining.  If Brooklyn can catch Cleveland, the Nets would host the play-in game, rather than be forced to hit the road.  The Nets and Cavaliers face off on Friday, which could determine the final play-in tournament seeding.  Keep in mind, Atlanta is also still lurking with an identical record to Brooklyn.  Any hope of Ben Simmons finally making his Nets debut was dashed earlier this week when head coach Steve Nash ruled Simmons out for the rest of the regular season and play-in tournament.

New York Knicks

The only thing left for the Knicks right now is to try and play spoiler to Brooklyn’s bid for home court in the play-in tournament.  They’re also looking to avoid being swept by the Nets in the season series.  New York crushed Orlando on Sunday, with Canadian RJ Barrett dropping a game-high 27 points.  Obi Toppin finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, while Immanuel Quickley had a triple-double of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.  Julius Randle sat out for the fifth time in eight games with a sore quad.  Randle and Barrett are each averaging a team-high 20.1 points per game this season.  Head coach Tom Thibodeau has said Randle will likely be shut down for the rest of the season.

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