Sunday, November 8, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 1-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 113 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 2-4 and a home record of 0-3. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -1.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 32% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Julius Randle averages 14 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.4 per game. The Lakers allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
New York averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 15th with 15.3 per game. The Knicks allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Knicks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-3-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Knicks Injuries
10/26/15 G Arron Afflalo Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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