New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks 2/14/2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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The New York Knicks head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 10-46. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 105.2 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 19-38. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 111.0 points per contest and give up 118.4, which is a point differential of -7.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-30-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 26-30-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-32-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-24-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
02/08/19 C Enes Kanter Waived has been waived
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dennis Smith comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Kevin Knox averages 12.6 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.0 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Trae Young scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 7.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. John Collins averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.2 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 114.2 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 111.0 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.42. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.6. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.4. The Hawks give up 118.4 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.6 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. New York is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +6.5
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