Friday, November 20, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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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 Thunder have an overall record of 7-5 and a home record of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 5.2.
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%.
Russell Westbrook averages 28.1 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Serge Ibaka averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
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 20th 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 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 57.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 28th with 17 per game. The Thunder allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st 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
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-6-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/19/15 F Kevin Durant Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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