New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 2 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 14-13. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 104.3 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 11-15. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per contest and giving up 110.6, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 15-12-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 12-14-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 26 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Enes Kanter averages 13.4 points per contest in 25.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
DeMarre Carroll has scored 13.3 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.3 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.37 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 16 per game. The Knicks allow 104 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA with 108.3 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.27. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.7. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Nets give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 15th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. New York is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +2
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