New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 9.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 4-11. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.5 as they average 106.1 points per game while giving up 112.7 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 7-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 117.0 points per contest and give up 115.8, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 7-7-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-8-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-6-0 against the over/under
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
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/15/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle injured last game, is doubtful Friday vs New York
11/14/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Friday vs New York
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway averages 22.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 9.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Anthony Davis averages 25.0 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. New York averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 117.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.9. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Knicks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 26th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
New Orleans is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +9.5
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