New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs NBA Point Spread Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 12.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 13-55. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 105.3 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 39-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 110.9, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-37-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-38-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-30-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-29-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/13/19 SF Mario Hezonja Leg is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
03/14/19 SF Rudy Gay Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
Kevin Knox averages 12.3 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. New York averages 105.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. San Antonio is 17th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Knicks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 26th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 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. New York is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -12.5
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