Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-20-2016
by Tony Sink - 11/19/2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 5-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -4.9.
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Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 15.7 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Atlanta averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.8 per game. The Hawks allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
New York averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 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 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Knicks allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Knicks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 98.3. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.7. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 5-7-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 5-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/18/16 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee "?"
10/31/16 F Mike Scott Knee out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
11/17/16 F Lance Thomas Ankle "?"
Tony's Pick: Take New York +2
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