Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks Prediction, 12/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Golden State Warriors (21-5) are en route to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they will compete against the New York Knicks (12-15).
The Warriors faced the 76ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 102-93 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Warriors finished with 22 and the 76ers accounted for 11 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. Philadelphia finished 88.5% when shooting free throws by making 23 of 26 tries. In addition, Philadelphia snagged 39 rebounds (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Philadelphia distributed 44 dimes and had 19 steals in the matchup. With regard to the defense, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 46.1% from the field on 35 out of 76 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 10 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Golden State finished the contest having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (34 of 85) and made 12 out of their 48 three-point attempts.
Jordan Poole is a player who was a major factor in this contest. Poole went 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and also pulled down 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Golden State comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 21-5 this season. They cough up possession 16.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State is grabbing 46.9 boards per game and has earned 738 assists for the campaign, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing. The Warriors are shooting 36.7% on three-point attempts (395 of 1,076) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.5 points per contest (3rd in the league) while shooting 47.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Warriors are able to force 16.2 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 1st in basketball in points per game allowed (100.4). The Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.5% (945 of 2,225) and they relinquish 41.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 562 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Knicks went home defeated by a final of 112-97 against the Bucks. The Knicks corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 12 steals for the contest. The Bucks had 15 fouls in this contest which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They were able to make 10 of them for a rate of 76.9%. In reference to shooting from distance, New York converted 17 out of their 49 attempts (34.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks shot 35 out of 82 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.7%. The Knicks permitted the Bucks to make 42 of 88 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 34.1% from distance via 14 of 41 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). When it comes to rebounds, New York allowed Milwaukee to collect 34 in all (12 offensive).
Quentin Grimes ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks for the contest. Grimes earned 27 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 3 assists for this contest. He buried 9 out of 17 for this game for a rate of 52.9%, and had 3 rebounds.
New York has a record of 12-15 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Knicks are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which is ranked 24th in the league. New York has earned 2,857 pts for the season (105.8 per game) and they average 45.4 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 21.5 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. The Knicks have committed 18.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.4% from the charity stripe.
The New York defense gives up 35.3% on 3-pointers (358 of 1,014) and their opponents are knocking down 80.1% of their foul shots. They allow 24.7 dimes and 45.5 boards every game, which is ranked 22nd and 15th in the NBA. The Knicks defensively are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.4. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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