Sunday, January 3, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-13 and a road record of 9-7. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 15-19 and a home record of 8-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Atlanta averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Hawks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
New York averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-16-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-17-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/02/16 F Tiago Splitter Calf "?" Sunday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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