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New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets 1/28/2023 Free Picks Previews and Prediction

New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets 1/28/2023 Free Picks Previews and Prediction

The New York Knicks will hop over to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday evening. The Knicks are seventh at 27-23 in the Eastern Conference and are five games above .500 on the road and trail Miami by a half-game for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. On Thursday, New York needed overtime to escape Boston with a 120-117 road victory. New York PF Julius Randle poured in a game-high of 37 points on 13-for-25 shooting and pulled nine rebounds off the glass. PG Jalen Brunson contributed 29 points and seven assists for the Knicks, who led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter.

The Knicks are averaging 114.2 points on 45.7% FG shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.1% shooting from the field. Randle is averaging 24.8 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Brunson is averaging 22.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. PF RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer while Immanuel Quickley has 4 rebounds per game. New York is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc and 77.3% from the FT line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.5% shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

  • New York is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 outings with the Nets.
  • The New York Knicks are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against Brooklyn.
  • The Knicks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games on the road. 

New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets 1/28/2023 Free Picks Previews and Prediction

The Brooklyn Nets dropped six of their previous eight games and are playing without injured F Kevin Durant (knee) for the next couple of weeks. On Thursday, Brooklyn was outscored by 12 points during the third quarter of a disappointing 130-122 home loss versus lowly Detroit. The Pistons outrebounded them by a 48-40 margin and allowed the Pistons to shoot 51 percent from the field.  The Nets are in 4th place at 29-19 in the Eastern Conference. 

All-Star PG Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 40 points (14-27 FG) along with six dimes and five rebounds off the glass. Center Nic Claxton added 27 points on 11-for-13 from the floor and pulled down 13 boards. SF Ben Simmons went scoreless and dished out seven assists in 20 minutes of action. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 114.3 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. 

  • The Brooklyn Nets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home against the Knicks.
  • Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 11 of the Nets’ last 16 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.

New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets. The NBA pick for this game is the New York Knicks. New York Center Mitchell Robinson (fractured right thumb) will be on the sidelines for the next four weeks. Both squads are pretty evenly matched statistically, but the Knicks are healthier and in better form. Take New York to defeat their borough rival. Prediction, New York Knicks win 116-111. 

NBA Starting Time: 5:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Barclays Center  in Brooklyn, New York

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023


NBA Odds: Brooklyn Nets -1.5

NBA Totals: 226.5

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