Friday, December 18, 2015
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 12-14 and a road record of 6-7. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 99.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 1-26 and a home record of 1-10. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 91.1 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -13.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.5 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nerlens Noel averages 9.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
New York averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 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 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 91.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -13 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 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.3 per game. The 76ers allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The 76ers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 15-11-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-15-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-14-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/17/15 C Nerlens Noel Eye "?" Friday vs. New York
12/16/15 F Carl Landry Wrist out indefinitely
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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