New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Knicks have a record of 9-28. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 107.5 points per game while giving up 115.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 23-11. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 109.9 points per contest and give up 104.7, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 16-20-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 20-17-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-15-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 14-20-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/07/18 G Gary Harris Hip is out indefinitely
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 14.3 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Nikola Jokic averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 115.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. New York averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 104.7 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Denver is 18th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Nuggets are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Knicks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. New York is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Denver is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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