Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-10. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 106.3 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 8-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per contest and giving up 104.8, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 9-6-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/18/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is "?" Monday vs New York
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/19/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Foot is "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Lou Williams averages 17.7 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 27.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Enes Kanter averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.27 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Clippers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 17th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.27. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Knicks are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Knicks surrender 104.8 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Clippers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 12th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
New York is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Knicks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 9th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -1.5
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