Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 15-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -2.2.
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Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Paul Millsap averages 17.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 105.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Hawks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 18-12-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-18-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/27/16 F Maurice Ndour Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/27/16 F Paul Millsap Eye injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New York
12/27/16 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Groin "?" Wednesday vs. New York
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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