Houston Rockets at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Houston Rockets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 104.3 points per contest while giving up 103.1 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 3-3. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 102.8, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-3-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/30/17 G Ron Baker Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
James Harden averages 26 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 29.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Enes Kanter averages 14.2 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Houston averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 102.8 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 39.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. New York is 20th in the league with 102.8 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22. The Knicks are 7th in turnovers per game with 17.2.
The Rockets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 17th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 9th in the NBA.
New York is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Knicks are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 16th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 19th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +6
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