Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets 3/1/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The Brooklyn Nets (34-27, 16-15 Away), one of the league’s top shooting teams, head to face the New York Knicks (36-27, 18-15 Home) on Wednesday. Brooklyn is playing the second of a back-to-back after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 118-104 at Barclays Center yesterday, their third loss in a row.

Mikal Bridges led the way in defeat with 31 points. The Nets are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. New York won their sixth in a row on Monday at Madison Square Garden, beating the Boston Celtics 109-94. Immanuel Quickley had 23 points to lead the team.

The Knicks are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. New York will be looking to split the season series after triumphing in only one of the three prior meetings, including a 124-106 victory at Madison Square Garden on February 13.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 40 points. Spencer Dinwiddie had 28 points in the losing effort. The Nets have been led this season by Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas, who are averaging 12.6 and 11.1 points per game, respectively. Claxton also has grabbed 9.0 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, Ben Simmons is dishing 5.8 assists per game. Julius Randle (25.1 ppg) and Brunson (23.6) have been the primary providers of the Knicks’ offense. Randle also has collected 10.5 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the NBA, while Brunson has recorded 6.2 assists per game.

Shooting 49.9% from the field, the Nets are one of the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting teams (2nd). The teams have split their last 10 games at Madison Square Garden (5-5). Brooklyn is looking to avoid a sixth successive road loss this season.

New York is pursuing a sixth successive home win this season. Meanwhile, the Nets are 5-5 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 2-5 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Knicks are 0-2 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Brooklyn is 3-7 with an average margin of -6.9 (110.7-117.6). New York has gone 8-2 over the last 10, scoring 117.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 108.4 (+8.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ben Simmons: 8.5 | 18.4 | -9.9
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 24.0 | 17.9 | +6.1
Nic Claxton: 7.8 | 12.6 | -4.8
Rebounds per game:
Ben Simmons: 3.5 | 6.0 | -2.5
Assists per game:
Ben Simmons: 3.0 | 5.8 | -2.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mitchell Robinson: 23.0 | 17.5 | +5.5
Quentin Grimes: 10.0 | 15.1 | -5.1
Points per game:
Josh Hart: 14.4 | 10.0 | +4.4
RJ Barrett: 14.0 | 19.5 | -5.5
Rebounds per game:
Mitchell Robinson: 12.7 | 9.2 | +3.5
Julius Randle: 7.4 | 10.5 | -3.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

NY Knicks -7.5 (-110)

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