Friday, January 8, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 18-19 and a road record of 9-11. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 31-6 and a home record of 21-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 89.5, good for a point differential of 14.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.2 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
New York averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
San Antonio averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 14 per game. The Spurs allow 89.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 18-18-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-11-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-21-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/07/16 PG Tony Parker Hip "?" Friday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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