New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
The Knicks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 31-51. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -3.7 as they averaged 104.3 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Nets had an overall mark of 20-62 last year. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 105.8 points per contest and gave up 112.5, which was a point differential of -6.7.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks were 42-40-0 against the spread last season
The New York Knicks were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 41-39-2 against the spreadlast season
The Brooklyn Nets were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/5/2017 Luke Kornet F Undisclosed Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Mindaugas Kuzminskas F Calf Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Frank Ntilikina G Knee Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Ron Baker G Ankle Questionable for start of season
4/13/2017 Joakim Noah C Suspension Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/4/2017 Allen Crabbe G Ankle Questionable for start of season
10/4/2017 Caris LeVert G Ankle Questionable for start of season
Enes Kanter averaged 14.3 points per game in 21.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.9 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 55% for the year while his free throw percentage was 79%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest after averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 7.2 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 79%.
Allen Crabbe averaged 10.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 85%. Sean Kilpatrick averaged 13.1 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4 rebounds per game and had 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allowed 108 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 23rd in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.7 rebounds a game which ranked 26th, and they gave up 21.8 assists per contest which put them in 8th place in the league. They forced 12.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 6th in the league. New York averaged 104.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -3.67 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 21st in the league. They averaged 45.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranked them 5th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 14th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrendered 112.5 points per contest, which ranked them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 16th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game last season. Brooklyn was 12th in the league with 105.8 points per game last year. They were 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -6.73. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 26th in the NBA. They were 10th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Nets were 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Knicks were 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 111.5 was ranked 5th last season. In terms of pace they were 17th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 25th. As a team they were 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New York was 20th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 17th in the league.
Brooklyn was 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 14th in the league. The Nets were 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 110.7 was ranked 8th. In terms of pace they were 1st in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 17th. As a team they were 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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