Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has New York as 6 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 5-19. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 12-12. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/08/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is OUT Saturday vs Orlando
12/01/17 F John Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/09/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is probable Saturday vs Chicago
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Dennis Schroder averages 20.5 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Enes Kanter has scored 13.8 points per contest while playing 26 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Courtney Lee averages 13.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.8 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.79 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 16 per game. The Hawks allow 108.6 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 19th in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.17. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.3. The Knicks are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Knicks give up 103.6 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 39.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
New York is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Knicks are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +6
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