Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Portland Blazers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 8-7. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 6-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -3.8.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Portland averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New York averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Knicks allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 96 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 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-10-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 10-5-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 6-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
11/21/16 C Joakim Noah Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
11/21/16 F Lance Thomas Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
Tony's Pick: Take New York +6
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