Portland Blazers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Portland Blazers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 7 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 11-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.9 as they average 114.9 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 4-13. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.8 points per contest and give up 114.7, which is a point differential of -6.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-5-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 8-8-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/18/18 G Seth Curry Knee is questionable Tuesday vs New York
11/13/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/19/18 SF Mario Hezonja Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
11/02/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Tim Hardaway averages 23.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Enes Kanter averages 15.5 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Portland averages 114.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. New York is 19th in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Knicks are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 114 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
New York is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Knicks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +7
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