Nets vs Knicks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 5, 2021

The Brooklyn Nets (34-16) host the New York Knicks (25-25) after winning seven straight home games. The Nets are favored by 6 points in the matchup, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, April 5, 2021. The over/under in the matchup is set at 217.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 5, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Knicks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 5

Nets:
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
James Harden: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Tyler Johnson: Day To Day (Knee),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Knicks:
Norvel Pelle: Day To Day (Finger),
Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nets (-6)
Total Pick Over (217.5)
Prediction Nets 114, Knicks 107

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Nets to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (7.5) is 1.5 points further in their direction.

The model predicts a total 3.5 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

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 35 27.7 5.0 6.1 1.3 0.6 2.7
James Harden 41 25.9 8.2 11.1 1.2 0.7 2.9
Joe Harris 50 14.2 3.6 1.8 0.6 0.2 3.2
LaMarcus Aldridge 23 13.5 4.6 1.9 0.4 1.0 1.3

Nets Player Props

  • James Harden’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 9.5 boards, 1.3 rebounds greater than his season average of 8.2.
  • Kevin Durant’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 43.5, 2.0 higher than his season average of 41.5.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.7 shots lower than his season average of 3.2.
  • Durant’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 49 23.0 10.7 5.8 0.9 0.2 2.1
RJ Barrett 50 17.2 5.9 3.1 0.7 0.3 1.2
Derrick Rose 29 13.0 2.2 4.2 1.1 0.4 0.9
Alec Burks 38 12.9 4.3 2.2 0.8 0.3 2.0
Immanuel Quickley 45 12.4 2.4 2.3 0.5 0.2 1.9

Knicks Player Props

  • Julius Randle’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 37.5, 2.1 less than his season average of 39.6.
  • Reggie Bullock’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.4 shots higher than his season average of 2.1.
  • Nerlens Noel’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 2.0.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Nets have a 49.4% shooting percentage from the field, which is 5.3% higher than the 44.1% of shots the Knicks’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Brooklyn is 22-20 against the spread and 31-11 overall when it shoots higher than 44.1% from the field.
  • New York is 28-18 against the spread and 25-21 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 49.4% from the field.
  • The Knicks have shot at a 45.1% clip from the field this season, 1.2 percentage points below the 46.3% shooting opponents of the Nets have averaged.
  • New York has compiled an 18-4 record against the spread and an 18-4 straight up record in games it shoots over 46.3% from the field.
  • This season, Brooklyn has an 11-7 record against the spread and a 14-4 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 45.1% from the field.
  • The Nets’ 39.2% three-point shooting percentage this season is 5.7 percentage points higher than opponents of the Knicks have shot from deep (33.5%).
  • Brooklyn has a 19-16 record against the spread and a 26-9 record overall when the team connects on more than 33.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • New York is 24-14 against the spread and 23-15 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 39.2% from deep.
  • The Knicks’ three-point shooting percentage this season (37.5%) is 1.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Nets are averaging (36.4%).
  • New York is 20-9 ATS and 19-10 overall when the team hits more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn has a 14-15 ATS record and a 22-7 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 37.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Nets make 14.3 three-pointers per game this season, 3.3 more makes per game than the Knicks give up (11).
  • Brooklyn has gone 16-14 against the spread and 21-9 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When New York makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 12-15 ATS and 9-18 straight up.
  • The Knicks rank 24th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Nets give up the 21st-fewest made threes in the league.

Nets vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
2nd 118.7 Points Scored 104.8 28th
25th 114.3 Points Allowed 103.9 1st
15th 44.3 Rebounds 45.7 5th
24th 9 Off. Rebounds 10.3 11th
5th 14.3 3pt Made 11 24th
7th 26.6 Assists 21 29th
15th 13.2 Turnovers 12.7 9th

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