New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/29/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs will try to beat the New York Knicks at AT&T Center on Thursday.
The Knicks faced the Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 126-121 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Knicks left the arena with 23 while the Mavericks racked up 25 personal fouls. They also converted 13 of their 46 shots from long range. Dallas finished the game shooting 75.8% from the charity stripe by making 25 of 33 attempts. In addition, Dallas grabbed 47 boards (7 offensive, 40 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Dallas doled out 20 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. In terms of defending, New York let their opponent shoot 48.9% from the field on 44 of 90 shooting. They also distributed 27 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they collected 55 with 17 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Knicks converted 15 of 24 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. New York ended the game having earned a 43.7% field goal percentage (45 out of 103) and made 16 of 50 3-point shots.
Quentin Grimes is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up with 33 points on 12 out of 25 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 48 minutes played and also totaled 6 boards. Grimes shot 48.0% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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New York comes into this one with a record of 18-17 this season. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 21.2 fouls per game. As a team, New York is snagging 47.4 boards per game and has 823 dimes for the season, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing. The Knicks are hitting 33.8% on three-point attempts (409 of 1,209) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.6 points per game (11th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 16th in basketball in giving up assists with 869 relinquished on the season. The Knicks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.4% (1,417 of 3,122) and they concede 43.9 boards per contest as a squad. They concede 34.2% on three-point shots and they are 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Spurs took a loss by a score of 130-114 when they played the Thunder. The Spurs were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Thunder were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to make 12 of them for a clip of 85.7%. In terms of three-point shots, San Antonio converted 10 of their 29 tries (34.5%). Overall, the Spurs ended up shooting 46 for 99 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5%. The Spurs allowed the Thunder to bury 46 of their 86 attempts from the field which left them shooting 53.5% for this contest. They finished 54.2% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 24 and finished the contest at 25 out of 31 at the free throw line (80.6%). In regard to how they rebounded, San Antonio allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 45 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Devin Vassell ended up being a factor for the Spurs in this game. He knocked down 8 out of 15 for the game for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Vassell earned 20 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in the game.
San Antonio has a record of 11-23 on the season. As an offense, the Spurs are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which is 17th in the league. San Antonio has scored 3,780 points this year (111.2 per game) and they snag 42.4 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 27.1 times per game (4th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.1 times per contest. The Spurs are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.2% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 39.3% on 3-point shots (433 of 1,103) and their opponents are making 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 26.9 dimes and 43.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 30th and 19th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in PPG given up with 120.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 50.4% from the floor (30th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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