Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/25/2017
Monday, December 25, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, December 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 1.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 14-18. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 107.9 points per contest while giving up 109.2 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 17-15. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per contest and giving up 103.5, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-16-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-13-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 15-16-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/24/17 C Joel Embiid Back is "?" Monday vs New York
12/23/17 G J.J. Redick Hamstring is "?" Monday vs New York
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/24/17 C Kyle O'Quinn Illness is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
12/23/17 C Enes Kanter Facial is probable Monday vs Philadelphia
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Ben Simmons averages 17.1 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 24.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Enes Kanter averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.25 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.4 per game. The 76ers allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 18th in the league with 104.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.63. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Knicks are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Knicks surrender 103.5 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
New York is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 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. The Knicks are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -1.5
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