New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New York Knicks head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 4-10. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -5.2 as they average 106.4 points per game while giving up 111.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 8-5. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 109.7 points per contest and give up 106.2, which is a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 7-6-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-5-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
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 Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/13/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs New York
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 15.4 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 12.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dennis Schroder averages 16.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Paul George scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 111.6 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. New York averages 106.4 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 106.2 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.9 per contest. Oklahoma City is 18th in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.8 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 20.8. The Thunder are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. New York is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -8.5 and under 221.5 total points
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