[7:07 PM] Nets @ Knicks

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Nets: Win or Single Digit Loss

@ Knicks: Win By Double Digits


Current odds:

Brooklyn Nets (+9.5): (TBD)

New York Knicks (-9.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Brooklyn as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on New York to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Knicks by 8.5 points.

The New York Knicks have made some alterations to try to improve their struggling defense in advance of Wednesday’s matchup with the cross-town rival Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. A day after a 114-109 home loss to Utah, the Knicks placed assistant coach Kurt Rambis in charge of the team’s defense, coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

Lin (hamstring) will spend at least another week on the shelf while Vazquez (ankle) has missed four straight games. On a positive note, Randy Foye saw his first action of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury and fellow guards Isaiah Whitehead and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson have stepped up their respective games. Whitehead overcame an early injury scare on Tuesday to register seven rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes, while Hollis-Jefferson is 7-of-9 from the field in his last two games after opening the season with a woeful 4-of-23 showing over five contests.

Things have been better on the offensive end of the floor, and star forwards Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points apiece while shooting a combined 57.9 percent against Utah. Derrick Rose added 18 points and has scored between 13 and 19 in each of his first six games in a Knicks uniform. Rose has recorded 19 assists in his last two games, a span during which Porzingis has averaged 27.5 points as those two become more accustomed to one another.

Nets F Trevor Booker is averaging 13.5 points and 11 rebounds over his last two games.

Brooklyn SG Bojan Bogdanovic has attempted 24 3-pointers and nine two-pointers in a three-game span.

The Knicks own a 92-91 lead in the all-time series.


StreakSmarts Pick: Brooklyn Nets: Win or Single Digit Loss

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick