New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 10-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 119.6 points per game while giving up 117.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 5-14. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 108.6 points per contest and give up 114.6, which is a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-9-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 10-8-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
11/02/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 20.1 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Tim Hardaway averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 119.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 18th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Knicks surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. New Orleans is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
New York is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5
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