Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The New York Knicks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 10-14 and a road record of 5-7. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 96.7 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 9-14 and a home record of 5-5. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.1 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.5 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
New York averages 96.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Portland averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 22nd with 15.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-11-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 13-9-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
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Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
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Tony's Pick: Take New York
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