Monday, March 20, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 27-42. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 41-29. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 35-34-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 34-35-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 36-32-2 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/19/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Thigh "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage currently is at 49%. Blake Griffin averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 108.6 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 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.03 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
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