New York Knicks at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 14-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.3 points per contest and giving up 103.5, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 11-6-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/24/17 G Eric Gordon Calf is "?" Saturday vs. New York
11/24/17 F Ryan Anderson Illness is "?" Saturday vs. New York
Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 27.3 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon has scored 20.9 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. James Harden averages 31.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.9 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.53 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.8 per game. The Knicks allow 103.4 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.83. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.4. The Rockets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The Rockets give up 103.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. New York is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Houston is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +11.5
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