Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks 7:30 PM EST
Line: Nets – 5
The Brooklyn Nets are now currently in the eighth seed. A lot of people genuinely believe that they have what it takes to make it to the finals and win the championship. However, the only way they can do that is if they take these last three games seriously and play all of them extremely hard.
As we know in the regular season it is particularly hard to pick certain games simply based on whether or not players are playing and also if the team is coming to play hard or not. Now we are in crunch time, every team here is either going to be playing for the championship or tanking games on purpose in order to go ahead and get better draft picks. As we can see here tonight the Nets are the favorite but we’re not going on the spread.
Being that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in their past five games have scored anywhere from a minimum of 20 points to 51 points, all that shows me, is that they are trying to play at an extremely high level in order to get a shot at the championship. Even though the Knicks may have nothing to play for, The Nets certainly do. The Nets need to come out and score buckets on this team like they always do every time they match up.
Being that the spread is only 5 at this current moment, that can only tell us that this will be a close game. With that being said, as long as it is competitive and the Nets are coming out of the gate with their stars scoring in bunches there is no reason why this game shouldn’t go over.
1* Free Pick : Over 229 Nets vs Knicks