New York Knicks vs. New Jersey Nets
The New Jersey Nets will have their hands full on Monday when the Nets face off against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are -8 point favorites over the Nets with an over/under point total set at 194.5.
The New York Knicks are possibly the hottest team in the league right now, as New York is definitely someone no other team wants to face. The Knicks dismantled the Mavs last night as New York 104-97. The Knicks were led offensively by some guy named Jeremy Lin who finished with a very impressive 28 points and 14 assists against the Mavs. The talk is that Carmelo Anthony will return for tonight’s game against the Nets, which should be interesting to watch to see how well Lin and Anthony gel together. My thoughts are they will be just fine.
The New Jersey Nets just can’t seem to get it going this season, and last night the Nets fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in New Jersey by the total of 92-85. The Nets were led offensively by their point guard Deron Williams who did have a nice night against the Bucks as Williams finished with 26 points and six assists, but Williams wasn’t able to get much help as the Nets only had three other players finish with double digit points, none over 20.
The Knicks are a very impressive 8-1 overall in their last nine games. When the Knicks and Nets meet up, the total is usually pretty low as nine of the last twelve games between these two clubs have gone under the projected total. New Jersey has been a rough play for bettors as well when facing the Knicks as the Nets are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six games against the Knicks.
This will more than likely be the most watched game of the night as everyone will be tuning in to see how Jeremy Lin does with Anthony in the lineup. I don’t expect there to be much problem, even though Anthony has been known to be a bit of a ball hog in the past. The line here is pretty large, but I just can’t see backing the Nets in this situation, and even though it is a bit of a risk, I think the best play here is with the Knicks.
New York Knicks -8 New Jersey Nets