New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 27-48. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 107.9 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 43-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per contest and giving up 105.5, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 36-39-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 38-35-2 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 41-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-35-1 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/26/18 G Emmanuel Mudiay Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia
03/26/18 C Kyle O'Quinn Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Enes Kanter averages 14 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Ben Simmons averages 15.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. New York averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.39 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Philadelphia is 9th in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.22. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.4. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.9.
The Knicks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. New York is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 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 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 105.7 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 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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