NBA Betting Predictions: New Jersey Nets vs New York Knicks
Tonight we get to see how well shooting star Jeremy Lin can coexist with Carmelo Anthony as he returns tonight when the New Knicks host the New Jersey Nets. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Knick as large -500 favorites giving up -9 and ½ points to the Nets.
Yesterday the New York Knicks won a huge home game 104-97 against the Dallas Mavericks. New York did not shoot spectacular from the floor shooting 46.5% and missed a handful of free throws going 12-18, however making up for it by shooting 12-29 from downtown.
Jeremy Lin led New York with 28 points, a career high 14 assists, and 5 steals. It will be very interesting just how well he lines up with Carmelo Anthony tonight as Melo returns from a groin injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the past eigth games J.R. Smith’s debut with the Knicks was a successful one as he had 15 points against New Jersey while Forward Steve Novak was burying clutch shot after clutch shot, shooting 5-7 from the floor and 4-5 from three point range.
The New Jersey Nets lost a home game 92-85 yesterday against a sub-par Milwaukee Bucks team. Surprise it was even that close as they put in a pitiful 29-85 performance from the field, hitting only 5 of 23 three point attempts and shooting only 66.7% from the foul line.
The Nets will also have another star back on the court tonight as Brook Lopez makes just his second start all season due to a broken right foot. Lopez season debut was a rough one as he shot 3-14 from the floor and missed all 5 three point attempts for only 9 points on the game. Deron Williams had a team high 26 points in the loss to Milwaukee for his fifth straight game putting up 25 or more points.
NBA Betting Prediction: I usually do not like laying such high spreads however with the New York Nets getting soundly beaten at home I do not think they stand a chance to keep this close against a hot New York Knicks team who is getting their biggest scoring threat back.
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