New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 7.5 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 17-65. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -9.2 as they averaged 104.6 points per game while giving up 113.8 per contest. The Nets had an overall record of 42-40 last season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 112.3 points per game and surrendered 112.3, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks were 32-47-3 against the spread last season
The New York Knicks were 37-44-1 against the over/under last year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 46-41-0 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 43-44-0 against the over/under last year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/19/2019 Taj Gibson PF Calf Game Time Decision
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
8/29/2019 Wilson Chandler SF Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
6/30/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Julius Randle averaged 21.4 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.1 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 52% for the year while his free throw percentage was 73%. Dennis Smith comes into this contest after averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.9 rebounds per game and dished out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was at 64%.
Caris LeVert averaged 13.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 69%. Kyrie Irving averaged 23.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game and had 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allowed 113.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 22nd in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.5 rebounds a game which ranked 29th, and they gave up 25.6 assists per contest which put them in 23rd place in the league. They forced 13.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 8th in the league. New York averaged 104.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -9.2 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team, which had them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 27th in the league. They averaged 44.7 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranked them 20th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 14th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrendered 112.3 points per contest, which ranked them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 10th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season. Brooklyn was 15th in the league with 112.3 points per game last year. They were 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 0.0. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 14th in the NBA. They were 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nets were 5th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Knicks were 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 113.7 was ranked 26th last season. In terms of pace they were 17th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 30th. As a team they were 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. New York was 15th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 8th in the league.
Brooklyn was 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 25th in the NBA. The Nets were 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.7 was ranked 14th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 18th. As a unit they were 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -7.5
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