Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.5.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 0-18 and a road record of 0-11. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.1 as they are averaging 90.8 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 8-10 and a home record of 3-6. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.1 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Philadelphia averages 90.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 19 per game. The 76ers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
New York averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 10-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-11-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/29/15 C Nerlens Noel Knee "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
10/26/15 F Carl Landry Wrist out indefinitely
10/26/15 PG Kendall Marshall Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
10/23/15 G Tony Wroten Knee out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/01/15 F Carmelo Anthony Illness missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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