New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: NBA Picks Against the Spread
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, 12/11/12, 7:00 PM EST, TV: ESPN
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New York has won six of its last seven games, including a 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets as 4.5-point home favorites, while going OVER the total for the second time in three contests. The Knicks have gone 7-5 on the road this season, which includes a 5-2 mark versus Eastern Conference opponents. The team suffered a 96-89 overtime loss as one-point road favorites in the first meeting this year, while still going UNDER the posted total of 193. New York is 6-6 ATS on the road, with the OVER going 6-4-2 in those contests.
The Knicks will be playing at the Barclays Center for the first time, as they will be led by forward Carmelo Anthony, who scored 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the first meeting. He is leading the squad in averaging 26.8 points per game, while also pulling down 6.7 rebounds. Center Tyson Chandler is a player to watch on both ends of the floor, as he’s posted a double-double in five of his last six games.
Brooklyn has lost and failed to cover the spread in its last four games, including a 97-88 setback to the Milwaukee Bucks as six-point home favorites last time out, while going UNDER the total for the first time in three contests. The Nets have four players averaging in double figures, with the back court duo of Joe Johnson and Deron Williams combining to score 32.8 points per game. Despite its recent struggles, the team is still 7-4 at home this season, including a 5-1 mark versus conference foes. Brooklyn is 3-5-1 ATS versus winning teams this season, which can’t be ignored when making your NBA picks against the spread on Tuesday night.
The Nets have been outscored 106.3 to 97.5 during their recent losing streak, with three of those opponents going over the century mark in scoring. Brooklyn is allowing opponents to shoot 52.1 percent from the floor in that span, including 45.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Sports bettors will likely back the Knicks due to the road team going 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings, while the Nets are 16-33-2 ATS at home.
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