Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 28-40 and a road record of 12-22. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. New York is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 60-6 and a home record of 31-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.6 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 11. Golden State has a division record of 14-1 and a conference record of 36-4. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
New York averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Knicks allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.6 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Warriors score 115.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 125.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 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 37-31-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-36-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 35-28-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 39-26-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/15/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Flu missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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