Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 31-21. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-31. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.9 points per game while playing 33.8 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%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 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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Los Angeles averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
New York averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 108.8 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 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Knicks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.8 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. 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 12.5 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%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-22-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-24-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 28-25-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1
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