San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/23/2019
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -3.5
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (4-11, 5th in the Atlantic Division) play the San Antonio Spurs (5-10, 5th in the Southwest Division) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 23, 2019. San Antonio opens this contest as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 218.
The Spurs cover 20.0% of the time, having gone 3-12-0 ATS. New York is covering 53.3% of the time, going 8-7-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/20/2019 Derrick White PG Foot Game Time Decision
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/19/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Julius Randle averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Marcus Morris averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.9 per game. The Spurs allow 116.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 29th in the league with 101.9 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Knicks are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Knicks surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Spurs are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 114, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 28th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
New York is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 20th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +3.5
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