The rival Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks meet for the first time since the Nets' roster makeover when the teams collide on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Nets (30-27) are playing just their second game since the blockbuster trade that centered around sending James Harden to Philadelphia in exchange for Ben Simmons. Meanwhile the Knicks (25-33) have lost back-to-back games and six of their last seven.
Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists New York as a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Nets odds while the Over/Under, or total number of points Caesars thinks will be scored, is 215.5.
Before making any Nets vs. Knicks picks or NBA predictions, you need to see the picks from NBA expert Mike Barner.
Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who can spot an edge in a matchup or identify a player in position to break out, it's him.
He also has a keen eye for the Nets. In his last 33 picks involving Brooklyn, Barner is an outstanding 24-9 (+1410). Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Julius Randle is on a roll. Over his last six games, he is averaging 29.3 points and 12.3 rebounds a game. On Monday against Oklahoma City he had a triple-double (30 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists). He has had a double-double in his last four games and six out of his last seven.
Brooklyn looked like a completely different team in its first game with Seth Curry and Andre Drummond. On Monday against Sacramento, the Nets moved the ball crisply and finished with 43 baskets on 25 assists in a 109-85 win. They shot 51.2 percent from the field and 34.6 percent on 3-pointers as they ended their 11-game skid.
Now, Barner has locked in another confident against-the-spread pick for Knicks vs. Nets. We can tell you that he's leaning Under the total, but he knows a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a MUST-BACK! You ABSOLUTELY need to see what it is before locking in any picks of your own.
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