Sunday, January 31, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 42-4 and a road record of 20-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 115.1 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. Golden State is 11-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-2. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-26 and a home record of 14-10. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -1.4. New York has a division record of 6-3 and a conference record of 15-17. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14.5 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Golden State averages 115.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Warriors allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
New York averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 6th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 116 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 123 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.7 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115 and a defensive rating of 102.3. In terms of pace they average 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Knicks score 102.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 27-17-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 28-18-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-20-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 25-23-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/29/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Philadelphia
01/29/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe doubtful Saturday vs. Philadelphia
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Carmelo Anthony Knee probable Sunday vs. Golden State
01/30/16 PG Jose Calderon Groin "?" Sunday vs. Golden State
01/30/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Respiratory probable Sunday vs. Golden State
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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