Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 46-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 116.1 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 24-37. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 27-32-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 31-29-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-32-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-29-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/24/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is "?" Monday vs New York
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Kevin Durant averages 26 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
Tim Hardaway averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Courtney Lee averages 12.9 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Golden State averages 116.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.48 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 30.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. New York is 19th in the league with 104.1 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.39. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
New York is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 13th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +10.5
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