Monday, January 9, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, January 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 4 point favorites. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 14-24. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 17-20. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 28.8 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
New Orleans averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
New York averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 19th 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 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-20-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-20-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 20-17-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
01/08/17 F Carmelo Anthony Shoulder probable Monday vs. New Orleans
Tony's Pick: Take New York -4
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