Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1.5)
The Golden State Warriors (16-15) travel to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (15-16). New York opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 223.
The Golden State Warriors played the Charlotte Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 102-100 in their last game. Golden State walked away from the game having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and knocked down 13 of their 39 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 13 of 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 39 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists in this game as well as getting 10 steals and 3 blocks. Regarding the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 49.3% from the floor on 37 of 75 shooting. Charlotte earned 23 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Hornets pulled down 44 rebounds (4 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by making 8 of 9 shots. They converted 20 out of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kelly Oubre is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He accumulated 25 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 36:48 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. Oubre ended up shooting 47.4% from the field and totaled 2 assists. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He collected 5 rebounds and also accumulated 4 dimes. He ended up going 53.3% from the field in the game by going 8-of-15 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wiggins was on the court for 33:20 min.
Golden State comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 16-15 this season. They currently have an average of 114.4 points per game (9th in the league) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 37.5% on 3-point shots (450 of 1,200) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 859 dimes this season, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 21.9 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.7 fouls. The Warriors defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.2% (482 of 642) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 13th in the league in giving up assists with 732 surrendered on the year. They are giving up 37.6% on three-point shots and they are 20th in the league in opponents points per game (112.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the New York Knicks took home the win by a final score of 103-99 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Knicks were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 48 in the matchup. They also rejected 4 attempts while earning 4 steals for the game. The Timberwolves were called for 24 personal fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 38 shots. They were able to bury 31 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.6%. When talking about shots from downtown, New York made 6 of their 18 tries (33.3%). In all, the Knicks ended up going 33 out of 78 from the floor which had them shooting 42.3%. The Knicks allowed the Timberwolves to convert 33 of 82 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.2% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 45.7% from three-point range by going 16 of 35 and finished the game at 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). Concerning rebounds, New York allowed Minnesota to pull down 44 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Julius Randle ended up being a factor for the Knicks in this game. He converted 8 out of 16 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which earned him 25 points. Randle collected 14 boards in his 39:03 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for New York was RJ Barrett. He was able to score 21 points in 34:11 mins played via 10 of 20 from the floor for the game. Barrett ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor while also collecting 2 dimes and 4 boards.
New York has a win-loss record of 15-16 on the campaign. As an offense, the Knicks are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which is ranked 24th in the league. New York has accounted for 3,209 points for the year (103.5 per game) and they grab 47.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 20.8 times per game (29th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Knicks are committing 20.9 personal fouls per game and they connect on 76.8% from the free throw line. The Knicks on defense are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 103.5. The New York defense surrenders 32.4% from downtown (375 of 1,158) and opponents are converting on 76.4% of their foul shots. They concede 22.2 assists and 44.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 3rd and 16th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (1st in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+1.5) and over 223 points
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