New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 9-23. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.8 as they average 108.6 points per game while giving up 115.4 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 20-12 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 113.7 points per game and surrender 112.2, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 16-14-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 18-12-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/17/18 G Allonzo Trier Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
12/17/18 G Damyean Dotson Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
12/17/18 C Mitchell Robinson Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
12/17/18 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 15.1 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 11.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Joel Embiid averages 26.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Ben Simmons averages 15.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 115.4 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 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. New York averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 113.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.6. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 114.4, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 29th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The 76ers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 14th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5.5
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