Portland Blazers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Portland Blazers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, November 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 99.2 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 10-9. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 7-11-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/26/17 C Enes Kanter Back is "?" Monday vs. Portland
11/26/17 C Joakim Noah Illness is "?" Monday vs. Portland
11/26/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Back is "?" Monday vs. Portland
Damian Lillard averages 25.4 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 27.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Enes Kanter averages 13.6 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 18.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.05 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 104.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 39.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season. New York is 17th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.05. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.2.
The Blazers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 28th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Portland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
New York is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Knicks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 10th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +3
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