New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Betting odds, predictions

Julius Randle, New York Knicks. (Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images)
Julius Randle, New York Knicks. (Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images) /

The New York Knicks will host the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night in a game that will hold importance for both teams.

The Nets finally snapped an 11 game losing streak in their last game and look to take that momentum into a matchup with a Knicks team coming off of a crushing overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Betting odds

According to WynnBet, The Knicks are 6.5 point favorites with the Nets being 6.5 road underdogs.

The Knicks moneyline is set at -255 with the Nets at +205.

The over/under for this game is set at 217.5 total points scored.

It’s an interesting spread for sure. The Nets still won’t have the newly acquired Ben Simmons for this game.

New York will likely be without RJ Barrett who has missed the last few games with injury.

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Predictions

Even with the Nets not having Simmons, Irving, or Durant, it’s a little hard to believe that they are 6.5 point underdogs.

The Knicks haven’t been able to beat the Nets in quite some time, and have had back-to-back losses against inferior teams in the Portland Trailblazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who didn’t even have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the matchup.

The Nets victory over the Kings was on the back of some big performances from Bruce Brown and Seth Curry. I’d expect Curry to have another good game shooting the ball.

Julius Randle has been playing exceptionally well for the New York Knicks over the last two weeks and should continue to do against a Nets team that doesn’t have a lot of frontcourt defense. Randle should continue to eat.

Nets at 6.5 seems like a little much, and that is probably the most ideal bet here. You could bet Knicks moneyline at -255 odds, but for a team that has been so inconsistent and has lost so many games to weaker opponents, it doesn’t feel like the smart choice.

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