New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The New York Knicks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 3 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 21-27. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.7 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 24-23. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-23-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 26-21-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 20-24-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-29-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/24/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Denver
01/23/18 C Kyle O'Quinn Calf is "?" Thursday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/22/18 F Kenneth Faried Ankle is "?" Thursday vs New York
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Enes Kanter averages 13.6 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Will Barton averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Gary Harris averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.4 per game. The Knicks allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 12th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Nuggets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Nuggets surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Knicks are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 11th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. New York is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Denver is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Nuggets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +3
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