San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks NBA Picks and Tips 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 33-27. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 112.4 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 11-48. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.3 points per contest and give up 114.0, which is a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-27-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-23-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-32-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 27-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 21.4 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.7 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 9.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kevin Knox scores 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Dennis Smith averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.4 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.5 per game. The Spurs allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 26th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.73. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.8. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Knicks give up 114.0 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
New York is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +7
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