Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 10 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 43-30. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.0 as they average 114.6 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 14-59. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.1 points per contest and give up 114.2, which is a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-32-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-34-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-41-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-40-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/23/19 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is downgraded to out Sunday vs LA Clippers
03/22/19 G Allonzo Trier Groin is out indefinitely
03/20/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.5 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.5 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kevin Knox averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Clippers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 28th in the league with 105.1 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. 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 19th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Knicks surrender 114.2 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 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
New York is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 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 113.8, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 28th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 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 Clippers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +10
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