The Big Apple’s two teams are set to face off in an Eastern Conference matchup on Monday for the second time this season. The Brooklyn Nets topped the New York Knicks the first time these two teams met behind a team-high 26 points from Kevin Durant. This time, Kyrie Irving and James Harden will look to go 2-0 against a Knicks team that’s surprisingly overachieved under Tom Thibodeau. Will the rematch end differently? Let’s go over the best betting options on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the matchup.
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Pick ATS: Nets -8.5
Brooklyn is amid a four-game winning streak and has won nine of its last 10 games. The Nets have lost once since Feb. 10, and Irving and KD weren’t available for that game. The Nets have won 33% of their home games by double-digits, and the Knicks have lost four straight games against teams with winning records. I think the hottest team in basketball should get the job done here.
Player Prop: James Harden to record a triple-double (+230)
Harden has recorded three triple-doubles in his last five games and has flourished during KD’s recovery. The Beard has notched 12 double-doubles with points and assists in 25 games with the Nets, so this prop will likely come down to his rebounding. He’s grabbing a career-high 8.8 boards per contest and is averaging 11.8 per game in March.
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