Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks NBA Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 11.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 47-22. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 112.0 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 14-58. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.3 points per contest and give up 114.3, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 37-32-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-39-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-40-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-39-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/20/19 G Allonzo Trier Groin is questionable Friday vs Denver
03/20/19 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is questionable Friday vs Denver
03/20/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is out indefinitely
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Kevin Knox averages 12.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Denver averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 27.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. New York is 28th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Knicks are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 114 is ranked 10th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
New York is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Knicks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 28th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +11.5
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