Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 10-15. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 110.7, good for a point differential of -5.8.
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Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.7 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Julius Randle averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
New York averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 26.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 110.5. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-9-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-9-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/09/16 PG Derrick Rose Back "?"
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/09/16 C Tarik Black Ankle "?"
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/29/16 F Nick Young Calf out indefinitely
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3
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