New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The New York Knicks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 96.4, good for a point differential of 6.0.
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 34.1 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13 per game. The Knicks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 7th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.2. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-3-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/10/16 C Jonas Valanciunas Knee "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
11/10/16 F Terrence Ross Finger injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -6
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