Nets vs Knicks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

RJ Barrett leads the New York Knicks (20-19) into a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets (26-13) after putting up 32 points in an 119-97 win over the Thunder. The Nets are 8-point favorites in the matchup on Monday, March 15, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under set at 225 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 15, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Knicks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 15

Nets:
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Day To Day (Knee),
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Blake Griffin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Knicks:
Mitchell Robinson: Out (Hand),
Derrick Rose: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Austin Rivers: Day To Day (Personal),
Elfrid Payton: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pick Em
Total Pick Under (225)
Prediction Nets 116, Knicks 108

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.0 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

In this game, the model projects a total (223.1 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (225 points).

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 19 29.0 7.3 5.2 0.7 1.4 2.6
Kyrie Irving 28 27.4 4.9 5.8 1.1 0.6 2.9
James Harden 33 25.2 7.9 11.0 1.2 0.8 3.1
Joe Harris 39 14.6 3.5 1.7 0.6 0.2 3.4
Blake Griffin 20 12.3 5.2 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.0

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 39 22.9 11.0 5.7 0.8 0.3 1.9
RJ Barrett 39 17.1 5.9 2.9 0.7 0.2 1.2
Derrick Rose 25 13.5 2.2 4.5 1.2 0.4 0.9
Elfrid Payton 34 12.6 3.8 3.7 0.7 0.2 0.5
Immanuel Quickley 35 12.5 2.3 2.4 0.5 0.3 1.9

Shooting Trends

  • The Nets are shooting 49.9% from the field this season, 5.9 percentage points higher than the 44% the Knicks allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn has a 19-14 record against the spread and a 24-9 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 44% from the field.
  • New York has a 22-14 record against the spread and a 20-16 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 49.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Knicks’ 45.5% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Nets have allowed to their opponents.
  • This season, New York has a 15-3 record against the spread and a 15-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 46.5% from the field.
  • Brooklyn is 11-4 against the spread and 12-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 45.5% from the field.
  • The Nets shoot 40.4% from deep, 7.2% higher than the 33.2% the Knicks allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn has an 18-13 record against the spread and a 22-9 record overall when the team makes more than 33.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • New York is 20-11 against the spread while putting up a 19-12 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 40.4% from three-point range.
  • The Knicks are hitting 37.2% of their shots from three-point range, which is 0.9 percentage points higher than the 36.3% the Nets’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • New York is 16-7 ATS and 15-8 overall when the team hits more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn is 11-9 ATS and 14-6 overall in games it shoots above 37.2% from deep.
  • The Nets make 15.2 three-pointers per game this season, 4.7 more made shots on average than the 10.5 per game the Knicks give up.
  • When Brooklyn makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 15-11 against the spread and 18-8 overall. When New York is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 10-14 ATS and 8-16 straight up.
  • The Knicks rank 29th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Nets give up the 15th-fewest made threes in the league.

Nets vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
1st 120.6 Points Scored 105.2 28th
26th 115.4 Points Allowed 105 1st
16th 44.1 Rebounds 46.2 5th
24th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 10.4 13th
4th 15.2 3pt Made 10.5 29th
5th 26.9 Assists 21.2 29th
19th 13.9 Turnovers 13 8th

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