New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Parlay 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 17-16. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 24-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 98.0, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-14-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 15-17-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-16-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kristaps Porzingis averages 24.6 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Pau Gasol averages 10.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 103.6 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. New York averages 104 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.39 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 15th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs give up 98 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year. San Antonio is 24th in the NBA with 101.3 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.31. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.1. The Spurs are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Knicks are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. New York is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
San Antonio is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Spurs are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York +11.5 and over 201.5 total points
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