Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/29/2019
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7.5
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (12-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) travel to Madison Square Garden on Friday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (4-14, 5th in the Atlantic Division). The spread on this matchup has Philadelphia as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 210.5.
The 76ers are covering the spread 47.1% of the time, having gone 8-9-1 ATS. New York is covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/27/2019 Marial Shayok SG Quadriceps Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Shake Milton SG Illness Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 Kyle O'Quinn C Calf Game Time Decision
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/27/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Joel Embiid averages 21.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Marcus Morris averages 18.6 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Julius Randle averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 30th in the league with 101.8 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Knicks are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Knicks surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 3rd. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
New York is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Knicks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +7.5
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