New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+1.5)
The Golden State Warriors (7-6) play the New York Knicks (7-8) at Chase Center on Thursday. Golden State opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The New York Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Orlando Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 91-84 in their last game. New York ended with a 35.6% field goal percentage (31 of 87) and made 5 of 27 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Knicks buried 24 of 34 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 53 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 assists for this game while earning 6 steals and 4 rejections. When talking about defense, New York allowed the other team to go 33.7% from the field on 29 of 86 shooting. Orlando recorded 18 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. In addition, the Magic pulled down 51 rebounds (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Orlando shot 87.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 16 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the arc.
RJ Barrett is someone who played a role in the game. He accumulated 22 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He played for 38:19 minutes and also pulled down 10 boards. Barrett went 47.4% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He grabbed 17 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 26.3% from the floor for this game by shooting 5-of-19 (21 points). When this game wrapped up, Randle was on the hardwood for 39:24 min.
New York steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 7-8 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 100.6 points per outing (29th in the league) while going 44.5% from the field. The Knicks are connecting on 34.3% on three-point shots (141 of 411) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New York is grabbing 46.5 boards per game and has accounted for 323 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per game and as a group are committing 20.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Knicks are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They are 18th in the NBA in giving up assists with 336 relinquished so far this season. The Knicks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.3% (189 of 293) and they relinquish 45.4 boards per game as a squad. They concede 31.2% on 3-pointers and they are 1st in basketball in PPG allowed (102.7).
When they last played, the Golden State Warriors walked away with a victory by a final of 115-113 when they played the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors collected 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Lakers had 22 fouls for the contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of shots from distance, Golden State knocked down 12 of 37 tries (32.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Warriors shot 44 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 50.6%. The Warriors permitted the Lakers to knock down 40 out of their 83 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.2% for this contest. They went 31.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 9 of 29 and finished the contest at 24 of 33 at the free throw line (72.7%). Regarding team rebounding, Golden State allowed Los Angeles to collect 50 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry ended up being a factor for the Warriors for the game. He knocked down 8 out of 22 for the matchup for a rate of 36.4%, which earned him 26 points. Curry snagged 2 rebounds in his 35:38 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Kelly Oubre. He totaled 23 points in his 37:05 mins on the hardwood by going 9 out of 18 from the floor in this matchup. Oubre wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 4 boards.
Golden State has a record of 7-6 on the year. Golden State has tallied 1,451 pts on the campaign (111.6 per contest) and they pull in 43.2 rebounds per game. The Warriors commit 23.7 fouls per game and they go 78.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Warriors are shooting 44.4% from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 25.7 times per game (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per game. The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 115.2. They are forcing their opponents into 16.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (8th in the NBA). The Golden State defense gives up 37.8% from downtown (176 of 465) and opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.8 dimes and 49.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 7th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+1.5)
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