Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 19-20 and a road record of 9-12. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 10-28 and a home record of 6-14. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.2 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -7.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.6 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
New York averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.2 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 19-19-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-18-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-23-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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