Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The New York Knicks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 6-6 and a road record of 3-2. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 5-7 and a home record of 3-5. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -6.7.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 12.8 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
James Harden averages 28.8 points per game while playing 39.3 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Dwight Howard averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
New York averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Houston averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Rockets force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 8-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 4-7-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-6-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/19/15 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Memphis
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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