Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Phoenix Suns head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has New York as 5 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.2 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 116.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 3-4. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/24/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Disciplinary is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee out for season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/02/17 G Ron Baker Ankle is "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 88%. T.J. Warren averages 18 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Enes Kanter has scored 13.9 points per contest while playing 23.9 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 27.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.4 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.25 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 47 boards per contest and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 17.5 per game. The Suns allow 116.6 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 21.4 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the NBA with 102 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.14. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.1. The Knicks are 6th in turnovers per contest with 17.4. The Knicks give up 105.1 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Suns are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Phoenix is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
New York is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 10th in the league. The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +5
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