Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 10-16. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 109.3, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Wilson Chandler averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
New York averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 107.2 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 13th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Denver averages 106.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 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 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 58.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 27th with 16.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 16-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-8-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/16/16 F Carmelo Anthony Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Denver
12/16/16 PG Derrick Rose Back "?" Saturday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -2.5
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