Sunday, February 12, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 41-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 22-33. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.6 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 23.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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San Antonio averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
New York averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.11 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 18th in the NBA. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 14.1 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 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Knicks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112.5 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 96.8 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 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-22-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-22-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-26-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-25-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
02/11/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. San Antonio
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -7.5
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