Thursday, December 15, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 105.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 22-4. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.8 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 11.7.
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Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.7 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 79%. 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%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Stephen Curry averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
New York averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Golden State averages 117.8 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 31 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 15-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-13-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/14/16 PG Derrick Rose Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/14/16 C Zaza Pachulia Wrist doubtful Thursday vs. New York
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -14.5
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