New York Knicks (@3.5) vs Brooklyn Nets (@1.33)

Our Prediction:

Brooklyn Nets will win

New York Knicks – Brooklyn Nets Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 19:40

The New York Knicks could use a win here to snap a rough seven-game losing streak. Tim Hardaway Jr. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last eight road games. is averaging 19.6 points and 2.6 assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line.

Hes instilled a motion system that rewards hard work and good shooting which has incentivized players to work hard for him. Coaching Coach Kenny Atkinson has been heralded with what hes gotten out of his team despite their relative lack of talent. Meanwhile, Hornacek has struggled to make his mark on this Knicks team with drama surrounding Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony plaguing his tenure.

He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Tim Hardaway averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. Enes Kanter averages 14.9 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game.

New York is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. The Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th.

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While the Nets don't have any one player on their roster who can get them 30 points like Porzingis can, they dohave a bunch of players who could get hot at the same time and shoot the Knicks all the way back to Manhattan. LeVert, Dinwiddie and Allen Crabbe must outscore the Knicks backcourt the way Porzingis did to Brooklyn's frontcourt in October.

Okafor was active for Tuesday nights victory; the third overall pick in the 2015 draft logged just 25 minutes in two games with the 76ers before falling out of the rotation. He was acquired from Philadelphia on December 8 along with guard Nik Stauskas for veteran forward Trevor Booker. It is uncertain if center Jahlil Okafor will make his much-anticipated debut for the Nets in this game.

leads the scoring with 19.6 ppg, 39.2% in FG shooting, and 86.0% from the charity stripe. The team is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 matches and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 outing on the road. The Knicks are exerting more work with 44.5 rebounds, 19.8 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 7.2 steals per encounter. PG Tim Hardaway Jr. The New York Knicks is jamming in 107.2 ppg at 43.2% from the field but allows opponents to dump in 115.7 ppg.

They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Knicks are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. The Knicks surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. The Knicks are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.2. New York is 20th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA.

In two matchups against his hometown Atlanta, he had 19 points in one game and ten assists in the other. Jarrett Jack, who played with the Nets for a full season and nearly half of another, seems to do his best work with a point to prove.

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Porzingis is poised to have a vintage game at home and carry his team to their opening victory. The Knicks will have to be active on both ends of the floor for that to happen and ensure they at least stem Brooklyns free-flowing offense. DAngelo Russell is questionable to return for the Nets after missing their latest win due to injury. His presence will be important in deciding who gets the win in this one. Look for the Knicks to reign supreme in New York. The fact hes questionable gives the Knicks every chance to notch their first win of the season.

The Knicks handed shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. So far in the teams opening three games his shooting has been terrible, reading 24.3% from the field and 22.7% from the perimeter. He also has not contributed much outside of scoring, racking up only four assists and four rebounds in total to start the campaign. Hardaway is the teams second best offensive player and needs to start acting like it to take the pressure of Porzingis. Who will support the Latvian sensation? an astonishing four-year, $71 million contract in the offseason.

His two games prior to that were outstanding as he put up over 30 points in each. The presence of Porzingis Porzingisstruggled in his teams loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, posting a paltry 12 points on 3 of 14 shooting from the field.

The Nets are playing with passion and stands in winning this match at a predicted score of 122-110. New York SG Allen Crabbe is out with a knee problem. PG Spencer Dinwiddie may not play with his team in this contest with a thumb injury that may require surgery. Brooklyn SF Jared Dudley will not see action in this game with a hamstring injury. New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets. The NBA pick for this game is Brooklyn Nets -10.5.