Monday, February 6, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, February 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 17-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 108.6, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Carmelo Anthony averages 22.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% 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 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Los Angeles averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
New York averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 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 16th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 108.6 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 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.8. They get 96.7 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 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-24-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-23-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/05/17 F Julius Randle Pneumonia "?" Monday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
02/05/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle "?" Monday vs. LA Lakers
02/05/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring injured last game, "?" Monday vs. LA Lakers
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York -3.5
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