New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2019
Game: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -13
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (8-5, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the New York Knicks (4-10, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The line on this game has Philadelphia as 13 point favorites. The total opens at 213.
The Knicks are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 50.0% of the time, going 6-6-1 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/18/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/17/2019 Zhaire Smith SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
Marcus Morris comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Julius Randle averages 16.5 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Tobias Harris averages 17.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.4 per game. The Knicks allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 17th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.2. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.5. The 76ers surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. New York is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 11th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -13
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