Monday, November 28, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, November 28, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 8-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -3.0.
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Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.2 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
New York averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 99 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 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-9-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 9-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/20/16 PG Semaj Christon Concussion out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
11/27/16 F Lance Thomas Ankle doubtful Monday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take New York -1
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