Friday, February 10, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Denver Nuggets head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has New York as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 23-29. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-32. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 23 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Denver averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.29 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
New York averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.02 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 109 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 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Knicks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 112.9. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 96.8 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 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 27-24-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 35-16-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-25-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 29-25-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/09/17 F Kenneth Faried Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. New York
02/08/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back doubtful
02/03/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
02/08/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring "?"
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York -2.5
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