Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 3.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 27-16. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 114.7 points per contest while giving up 112.7 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-32. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.3 points per contest and give up 116.0, which is a point differential of -8.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-17-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-21-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/12/19 F Joel Embiid Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New York
01/11/19 C Amir Johnson Migraine is questionable Sunday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/19 C Enes Kanter Illness is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
01/11/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
01/11/19 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Hamstring left last game, is questionable Friday vs Indiana
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 57%. Jimmy Butler averages 19.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tim Hardaway averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Enes Kanter averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.3 per game. The 76ers allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Knicks surrender 116.0 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
New York is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Knicks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 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 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +3.5
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