Sunday, March 13, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 27-40 and a road record of 11-22. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 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 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 14-52 and a home record of 9-22. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -9.1. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-9 and a conference record of 6-34. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.4 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%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New York averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. 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 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th 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 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th 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 98 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 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 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 12.5 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 Lakers score 97.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 109 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.8 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 36-31-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-35-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-34-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 30-36-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Arron Afflalo Abdominal "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/12/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Sunday vs. New York
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
03/02/16 G Louis Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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