New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns NBA Tips 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 5.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 13-51. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.3 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 14-51. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.6 points per contest and give up 116.1, which is a point differential of -9.5.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-34-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-34-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 28-37-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/04/19 SF Mario Hezonja Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
03/04/19 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Kevin Knox comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Devin Booker averages 24.6 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 24th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Suns surrender 116.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game last season.
The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 27th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100 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 22nd in the NBA. New York is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5.5
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