New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 21-20. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 110.8 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 19-23. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-19-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-17-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-20-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 20-21-1 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Demarcus Cousins averages 25.8 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 12.5 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Enes Kanter has scored 13.5 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 10.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 23.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 110.8 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 110.9 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.5. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Knicks give up 104.7 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. New Orleans is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New York is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Knicks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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