Monday, March 28, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, March 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 30-44 and a road record of 13-24. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 101.5 per contest. New York is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-27. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 26-46 and a home record of 18-18. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.6. New Orleans has a division record of 4-11 and a conference record of 18-29. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.9 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 14.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 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 84%.
Jrue Holiday averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
New York averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.4 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 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% 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 19th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 93.3 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 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pelicans score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.6 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 97 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. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 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 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 39-35-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-41-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 30-42-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-31-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/27/16 PG Jrue Holiday Toe "?" Monday vs. New York
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/24/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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