Written and authored by National Basketball Association Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday February 6, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (10-39) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from Manhattan to the City’s largest borough. New York will play the (20-28) Brooklyn Nets also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the New York Knicks are getting better but will be in the 2015 NBA draft lottery. The Brooklyn Nets may make the 2015 playoffs with a losing record. The betting line has New York as a seven-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 192 for Friday’s game.
The 2015 New York Knicks have dropped two of three straight up and Against The Spread. New York lost 108-97 at home to Boston on Tuesday February 3rd. New York has four players who are questionable for Friday’s game. Forward Amare Stoudemire and Center Cole Aldrich the most notable. The Knicks are in last place; twenty-two games out of the Division lead. The New York Knicks are 28th in the league in scoring with ninety-two points per game. The Knicks allow opponents a little over 100 points. Forward Carmelo Anthony is the team’s leading scorer, and they had problems when he was out of the lineup. The Knicks are 5-1-1 ATS their last seven on the road against a team with a losing home record. The Knicks are 9-4-1 Against The Number their last fourteen in Brooklyn. The New York Knicks are 2-2 their last four Free NBA Point Spread Betting Picks on the road, staying under the betting odds total in all four. The key to a New York win is for Superstar Forward Carmelo Anthony to take the majority of the shots. Point Guard Jose Calderon has enough playing experience to know what to expect from the Nets.
The 2015 Brooklyn Nets have won two in a row straight up and Against The Number. Brooklyn won 109-93 on Wednesday February 4th in Toronto. Brooklyn is in second place, twelve games behind the Raptors. Reserve Forward Mirza Teletovic is out for the season with lung problems. Brooklyn averages 98′ half points per game on offense and gives up nearly one hundred points to opponents. Point Guard Deron Williams is back in the lineup, after missing time with bad ribs. Williams is the team leader in assists. Forward Joe Johnson is the team’s leading scorer, and Kevin Garnett grabs a team-high seven rebounds per contest. The Nets are 1-5 ATS their last 6 following a Straight up win more than 10 points. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 the last four between the teams in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets are 6-4 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. Brooklyn is coming off of two very good win, and they must keep it going. Head Coach Lionel Hollins has the team believing they can win by playing tough defense. Trade rumors have been going around, but the team won’t make a move before the All-Star break.
Free Pick: Knicks+7.