New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The New York Knicks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, October 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 3.5 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 29-53. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -3.5 as they averaged 104.5 points per contest while giving up 108.0 per game. The Nets had an overall mark of 28-54 last year. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 106.6 points per contest and gave up 110.3, which was a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks were 38-44-0 against the spread last season
The New York Knicks were 41-39-0 against the over/under last year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 46-35-1 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/17/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
10/17/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/17/18 G Allen Crabbe Ankle is questionable Friday vs New York
10/17/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is out indefinitely
10/17/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Hip is questionable Friday vs New York
Courtney Lee comes into this contest after averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.9 rebounds per game and dished out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 92%. Tim Hardaway averaged 17.5 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.7 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 82%.
Caris LeVert averaged 12.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.7 rebounds per game and had 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was at 71%. D'Angelo Russell averaged 15.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averaged 104.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -3.6 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 25th in the league. They averaged 44.0 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranked them 13th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 10th with 14.7 per game. The Knicks allowed 108.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.2 rebounds a game which ranked 16th and they gave up 24.0 assists per contest, which put them in 22nd place in the league. They forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn was 14th in the league with 106.6 points per game last year. They were 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -3.7. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 20th in the NBA. They were 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Nets were 6th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Nets surrendered 110.3 points per contest, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 6th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Knicks were 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 110.7 was ranked 23rd last season. In terms of pace they were 15th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 24th. As a team they were 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. New York was 10th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 16th in the league.
Brooklyn was 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 20th in the league. The Nets were 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 110.6 was ranked 21st. In terms of pace they were 6th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 17th. As a team they were 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3.5
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