Saturday, January 7, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New York Knicks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 16-19. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 19-18. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
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Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.1 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul George averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
New York averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.4 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 13th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Indiana averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 97.1 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 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 21-14-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 16-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 22-15-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
01/05/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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