Friday, March 11, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 27-39 and a road record of 11-21. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 101.6 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 Clippers have an overall record of 41-22 and a home record of 21-11. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 4.5. Los Angeles has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 22-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.3 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 13.9 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chris Paul averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
New York averages 99.3 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 21st in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Knicks allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 93.5 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 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 Clippers score 105.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 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 35-31-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-34-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-28-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-34-3 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/10/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Eye "?" Friday vs. New York
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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