Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 27-45. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 55-16. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 37-35-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 36-36-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-33-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-32-2 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/24/17 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
03/24/17 PG Derrick Rose Foot "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
03/24/17 F Lance Thomas Hip "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Derrick Rose comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Kawhi Leonard averages 25.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Pau Gasol averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108.7 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 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.86 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 111.7. In terms of pace they average 96.4 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 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 94.4 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 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +6
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