New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/7/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The New York Knicks (11-12) are headed to AT&T Center on Tuesday where they will go up against the San Antonio Spurs (8-13).
The Knicks faced off with the Nuggets and took a loss by a final of 113-99 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Knicks walked away with 12 while the Nuggets racked up 13 personal fouls. They knocked down 20 of 43 tries from long range. Denver ended up going 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 5 tries. In addition, Denver collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Denver recorded 42 dimes and had 30 steals for the matchup. In regard to the defense, New York allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the field on 44 of 84 shooting. They also distributed 23 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Knicks buried 17 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. New York wrapped up the game having earned a 39.8% field goal percentage (35 out of 88) and made 12 of their 40 3-point shots.
Julius Randle is someone who played a role for this game. He ended up with 24 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and snagged 7 boards. Randle finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also totaled 8 dimes.
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New York comes into this contest with a mark of 11-12 so far this year. They cough up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 497 dimes this year, which is 27th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Knicks are connecting on 36.1% on 3-pointers (304 of 842) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.5 pts per game (18th in basketball) while shooting 44.1% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Knicks are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 18th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (107.3). The Knicks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (898 of 2,054) and they surrender 45.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 21st in basketball in giving up assists with 561 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the Spurs got the victory with a final of 112-107 when they played the Warriors. The Spurs snagged 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the game. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 10 steals in the game. The Warriors were called for 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.2%. Regarding 3-pointers, San Antonio knocked down 12 of their 35 attempts (34.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs shot 42 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. The Spurs allowed the Warriors to make 40 out of 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 39 and ended up going 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing how they rebounded, San Antonio allowed Golden State to get 34 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Derrick White ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs for the contest. He made 8 of 16 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 1 rebound. White earned 25 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and earned 3 assists in this contest.
San Antonio has a mark of 8-13 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks 5th in basketball. San Antonio has earned 2,262 points so far this year (107.7 per contest) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 27.5 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 16.4 fouls every game while shooting 69.8% from the charity stripe.
The San Antonio defense concedes 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (263 of 753) and opponents are knocking down 75.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 23.3 dimes and 46.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 15th and 24th in the NBA. The Spurs defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points given up per game with 107.7. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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