San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks (38-31) host the San Antonio Spurs (33-35) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
The San Antonio Spurs played the Milwaukee Bucks and took home the win by a score of 146-125 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the game with a 59.6% FG percentage (56 of 94) and knocked down 17 of their 29 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Spurs knocked down 17 of 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists in this matchup while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 47 of 94 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 26 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, Milwaukee totaled 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Milwaukee finished 78.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 23 attempts. They buried 13 out of their 41 attempts from three-point range.
DeMar DeRozan is one player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He played 29:19 mins played and totaled 3 rebounds. DeRozan shot 52.9% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Spurs was Dejounte Murray. He totaled 6 rebounds in his 34:43 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 57.1% from the field for the game by shooting 8-of-14 (21 points). In all, Murray had 9 assists.
San Antonio heads into this one with a win-loss record of 33-35 this season. They cough up possession 11.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 43.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,663 assists on the year, which is 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 35.5% on 3-pointers (691 of 1,944) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.2 points per outing (20th in the league) on 46.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 13.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They concede 37.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 16th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (112.2). The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (910 of 1,272) and they surrender 47.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 7th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,660 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the New York Knicks went home defeated by a final of 101-99 when they played the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks corralled 36 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Lakers earned 17 fouls in the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a percentage of 91.3%. With respect to shooting from downtown, New York converted 10 out of their 29 tries (34.5%). In all, the Knicks finished 34 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.5%. The Knicks permitted the Lakers to make 37 of 89 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.6% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 42.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 out of 28 and finished the contest at 15 of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When it comes to team rebounding, New York permitted Los Angeles to grab 53 in all (14 offensive).
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks for this contest. He converted 11 out of 26 for the matchup giving him a rate of 42.3%, and had 8 rebounds. Randle scored 31 points in his 43:41 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists in the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for New York was RJ Barrett. He ended up walking away with 2 assists in his 37:34 minutes on the court, and he shot 2 of 13 from the floor. Barrett finished going 15.4% from the field and also totaling 8 points and 4 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 38-31 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are hitting on 45.6% from the floor, which is ranked 22nd in basketball. New York has totaled 7,390 points so far this season (107.1 per contest) and they collect 45.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.3 times per game (29th in the league) and they turn it over 13.1 times per game. The Knicks have committed 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 78.1% from the charity stripe. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.9. They give up 23.6 assists and 43.9 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 15th in the league. The New York defense gives up 34.0% on three-point shots (834 of 2,454) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (1st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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