New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 18 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 10-29. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -7.9 as they average 107.8 points per game while giving up 115.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 26-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.6 points per contest and give up 112.2, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 18-20-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 16-24-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/05/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle is downgraded to out Monday vs Portland
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
01/06/19 PG Shaun Livingston Knee left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs New York
Tim Hardaway averages 20.6 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kevin Durant averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 26.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. New York averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Golden State is 3rd in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.1. The Warriors are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 99.9 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 21st in the league. New York is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Golden State is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -18
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