Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 8-18. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -2.4 as they average 108.7 points per contest while giving up 111.1 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 8-18. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 108.6 points per contest and give up 114.9, which is a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-11-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/06/18 PG Trey Burke Knee is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 15.7 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.9 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Tim Hardaway averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.1 per game. The Nets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Knicks are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Knicks surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Nets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 22nd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
New York is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -3.5
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