Sunday, March 5, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Golden State Warriors head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 50-11. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 117.5 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 25-37. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Stephen Curry comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Warriors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Klay Thompson averages 21.8 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 23.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6 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%. Derrick Rose averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Golden State averages 117.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.21 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 30.8 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
New York averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.98 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 16th in the NBA. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.7 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 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Knicks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 96.6 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 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 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%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-31-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 26-35-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 32-30-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-31-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
03/04/17 C Guillermo Hernangomez Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Golden State
03/04/17 F Maurice Ndour Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Golden State
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -8.5
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