San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks (19-20) host the San Antonio Spurs (15-22) at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
The Spurs took the court against the Celtics and took home the win by a score of 99-97 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Spurs left the arena with 13 while the Celtics accumulated 8 fouls. They also buried 9 of their 28 shots from distance. Boston finished shooting 88.9% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 9 attempts. Furthermore, Boston snagged 28 boards (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Boston totaled 41 assists and had 19 steals in the game. In terms of defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 40 of 90 shooting. They also doled out 20 dimes for the matchup in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 48 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 5 of 5 tries for a rate of 100.0%. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 88) and converted 10 of their 26 shots from distance.
Dejounte Murray is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He racked up 22 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He played for 33 mins and pulled down 9 rebounds. Murray finished the contest at 52.4% from the floor and dished out 12 assists.
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San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 15-22 this season. They are averaging 110.9 points per outing (8th in basketball) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Spurs are hitting 35.5% on 3-pointers (399 of 1,125) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 46.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,043 dimes so far this season, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.6 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 877 relinquished so far this season. The Spurs are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (1,548 of 3,372) and they concede 46.9 boards per contest as a unit. They concede 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (110.4).
In their last game, the Knicks took home the win by a final score of 108-105 against the Celtics. The Knicks were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this game. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Celtics were called for 12 personal fouls in the game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning 3-point attempts, New York knocked down 18 out of 36 tries (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Knicks ended up shooting 40 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Knicks allowed the Celtics to convert 38 out of their 80 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.5% in this matchup. They went 37.8% from three-point range by shooting 17 of 45 and finished the contest at 12 out of 13 at the charity stripe (92.3%). In reference to rebounding, New York allowed Boston to snag 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Evan Fournier was important for the Knicks in this game. He knocked down 15 out of 25 for the game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and earned 8 rebounds. Fournier recorded 41 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the game.
New York has a mark of 19-20 on the season. The Knicks are committing 19.1 fouls per game and they go 77.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.1 times per contest (29th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. New York has earned 4,086 points for the season (104.8 per contest) and they collect 45.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are shooting 43.6% from the field, which is ranked 25th in the league.
The New York defense concedes 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (514 of 1,472) and their opponents are connecting on 78.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.3 assists and 44.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 20th and 13th in the league. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 105.4. They have forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (4th in the NBA).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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