Friday, March 3, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 1 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 25-36. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 22-38. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 17.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Jahlil Okafor averages 11.5 points per game while playing 23 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Robert Covington averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New York averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.98 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 46 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 108.8 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 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 111.3. In terms of pace they average 96.6 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 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 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 76ers rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 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 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 32-29-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-30-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-23-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-29-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
03/02/17 C Guillermo Hernangomez Ankle "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
03/02/17 F Maurice Ndour Ankle "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip injured last game, "?" Friday vs. New York
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +1
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