New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 21-27. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.7 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 17-31. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 112.2, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-23-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 26-21-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-23-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-25-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/25/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Denver
01/23/18 C Kyle O'Quinn Calf is "?" Thursday vs Denver
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/24/18 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Friday vs New York
01/24/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is "?" Friday vs New York
Enes Kanter averages 13.6 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Devin Booker averages 24.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. New York averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Phoenix is 16th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.83. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Suns are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Knicks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 11th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 15th 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 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Phoenix is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -2
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