Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The New York Knicks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-16 and a road record of 7-8. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 19-12 and a home record of 11-6. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.3 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
New York averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Hawks allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 18-12-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-15-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-16-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/24/15 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
12/24/15 F Kyle O'Quinn Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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