Tuesday, December 13, 2016
US Airways Center
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The New York Knicks travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 7-17. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 113.3, good for a point differential of -6.5.
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Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Devin Booker averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New York averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.8 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Suns force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Suns rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 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 15-9-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-7-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/12/16 F Kyle O'Quinn Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/12/16 F TJ Warren Head "?" Tuesday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +3.5
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