Friday, April 8, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 31-48 and a road record of 13-26. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. New York is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 10-68 and a home record of 7-32. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -10.2. Philadelphia has a division record of 2-12 and a conference record of 3-45. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.8 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 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game in 28.4 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%.
Isaiah Canaan averages 11 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
New York averages 98.4 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 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.5 per game. The Knicks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th 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 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 29th with 16.6 per game. The 76ers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 97.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 104.7 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 26% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.6 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 76ers score 97.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 100 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -9.9 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 98.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 42-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-45-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-41-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-38-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
04/07/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Shoulder expected to miss Friday vs. Philadelphia
04/05/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out for season
04/01/16 PG Jose Calderon Quad out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/28/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles out indefinitely
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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