Friday, January 22, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, January 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 27-14 and a road record of 12-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-22 and a home record of 13-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Los Angeles averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
New York averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 7th with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-18-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-20-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 26-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Quad out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/21/16 F Lance Thomas Knee "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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