Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per contest and giving up 103.0, which is a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-5-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 1-3-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Nikola Jokic averages 14.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 26.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Enes Kanter averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 98.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 17.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 28th in the league with 96.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.25. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Knicks surrender 103 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 21st. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Denver is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 19th in the league.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Knicks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 13th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +4
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