New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs Hockey Betting Tips 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 7 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 Spurs had an overall record of 48-34 last season. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 111.7 points per game and surrendered 110.0, good for a point differential of 1.7.
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 San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 47-41-1 against the spread last season
The San Antonio Spurs were 47-41-1 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 San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 21.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 9.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage was 85%. DeMar DeRozan averaged 21.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.0 rebounds per game and had 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage finished at 83%.
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 Spurs surrendered 110.0 points per contest, which ranked them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 18th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game last season. San Antonio was 18th in the league with 111.7 points per game last year. They were 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 1.7. They shot 39% from 3-point range, which was good for 1st in the NBA. They were 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs were 30th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
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.
San Antonio was 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 11th in the league. The Spurs were 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 was ranked 19th. In terms of pace they were 22nd in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 7th. As a team they were 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -7
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