All 10 playoff combatants have been decided in both conferences heading into the April 6th Nets at Knicks betting matchup. There’s still plenty of reasons to win Wednesday night’s game for Brooklyn, as they are jockeying with Cleveland for home court, currently 1.5 games back from the #7 seed with three to go.
The Knicks don’t have a ton to play for here except city bragging rights, and to avoid a season sweep which would be their 7th straight head to head loss. New York has actually won five of their last seven, which has been especially frustrating to fans as the team turned things on right after they were eliminated from play-in tournament contention.
Nets Get Ready for Play-In
The play-in tournament is pretty bundled with just 2.5 games separating #7 Cleveland and #10 Charlotte. The Nets and Hawks are both 41-38 so Brooklyn would love to hold on to at least the #8 spot which could potentially help them avoid an extra game.
Brooklyn is just 12-22 over their last 34 games, and are playing on the back to back Wednesday following a 118-105 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday night. Being on 0 days rest does make one wonder how Steve Nash will handle minute loads in the April 6th Nets at Knicks betting contest? Kevin Durant logged 36:54 of court time and Kyrie Irving 40:16 in his 42 point outing. The Nets finish the season at home with struggling Cleveland and white-flag-waving Indiana who have combined to lose 10 straight, so maybe Wednesday’s game isn’t that “must-win.”
Knicks Try to Stop the Skid
This could be a good spot for the Knicks, as they’ve had the last two nights off following a 118-88 win in Orlando on Sunday, and at the same time Brooklyn is on the back to back. New York will not have Julius Randle however, as the team’s leading scorer and rebounder has been shut down for the season with a quad injury – and may have played his last game with the Knicks.
RJ Barrett led the Knicks on Sunday with 27 points, but it was a very balanced effort with Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley both adding 20. The Knicks defense was the real star though in holding Orlando to 35% shooting from the floor, but then again the Magic are also the 2nd worst team in the NBA.
April 6th Nets at Knicks Betting Info
Brooklyn is a -5 point favorite on Wednesday night, down from a -7 point open. The Knicks are a little banged up, but at the same time the Nets are on the back to back. Brooklyn has gone 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, but have also failed to cover the number in five straight overall.
Obviously this is a different situation being in the final week of the regular season, but these two teams have played each other close this year even though the Nets have gone 3-0. Those wins include 112-110 in November, 111-106 at Madison Square Garden in February, and most recently 110-107 on March 13th.
April 6th Nets at Knicks Betting Pick
It seems like you have to take the points in this matchup, with Brooklyn on the back to back and not in an absolute must-win situation considering they are in the play-in, just jockeying for seeding. The Nets are on the back to back and the Knicks are fresh.
Free Pick: Knicks +5