Saturday, February 25, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 6 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 21-35. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-35. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 23 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Robert Covington averages 11.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 23.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Philadelphia averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.61 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
New York averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.33 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 46 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 98.2 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 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 111.7. They get 96.7 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 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-27-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-28-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-27-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/23/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out indefinitely
02/23/17 G Justin Anderson Acquired "?" Friday vs. Washington
02/23/17 C Andrew Bogut Acquired doubtful Friday vs. Washington
New York Knicks Injuries
02/24/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia
02/24/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Philadelphia
Tony's Pick: Take New York -6
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