Thursday, March 16, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 4 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 12-54. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.5 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 27-41. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 108.4, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.3 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Derrick Rose averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
New York averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.19 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 112.1. In terms of pace they average 101.4 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 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-34-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-30-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 35-33-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-35-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/14/17 G Sean Kilpatrick Hamstring injured last game, "?" vs New York
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
03/15/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Thigh injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Brooklyn
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Who will win tonight's Nets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -4
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