New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/12/2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, February 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 23-33. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per contest while giving up 105.6 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 28-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-28-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-28-1 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-23-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/10/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Acquired is probable Sunday vs Indiana
02/10/18 C Enes Kanter Mouth is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Courtney Lee comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 93%. Tim Hardaway averages 16.4 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Joel Embiid has scored 23.8 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 11.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.7 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 103.5 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.05 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.4 per game. The Knicks allow 105.6 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.72. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 25.6. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.4. The 76ers give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 15th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th 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 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th 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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