New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 11.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 7-14. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -4.9 as they average 108.6 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 14-8 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.1 points per game and surrender 114.1, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-8-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 11-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-14-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/26/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Detroit & Wednesday vs Philadelphia
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Enes Kanter averages 15.2 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Joel Embiid averages 28.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 108.6 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.0 per game. The Knicks allow 113.5 points per contest, which is 24th 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 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 9th in the NBA with 114.1 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.3. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The 76ers give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 26th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +11.5
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