New York Knicks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 11.5 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 Blazers have an overall mark of 23-17. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 1.0.
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 Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 20-20-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-23-0 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 Portland Blazers Injuries
01/05/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Monday vs New York
Enes Kanter averages 14.4 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
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 13th 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 Blazers surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Portland is 15th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Blazers are 15th 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 3rd in the league.
Portland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Blazers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -11.5
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