Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Golden State Warriors head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 12 point favorites.
The Warriors have a regular season record of 4-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 9.8 as they average 119.4 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 1-4. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 106.4 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 2-3-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 4-1-0 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/24/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Friday vs Golden State
10/24/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Friday vs Golden State
10/22/18 SF Kevin Knox Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Stephen Curry averages 34.6 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Enes Kanter scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Tim Hardaway averages 24.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 119.4 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 29.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 16.8 per game. The Warriors allow 109.6 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 24th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 20. The Knicks are 27th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Knicks give up 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 50.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Golden State is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 24th in the league.
New York is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Knicks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 25th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -12
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