Sunday, November 22, 2015
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The Boston Celtics travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 3-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 2-11 and a home record of 1-3. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Avery Bradley averages 13.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Joe Johnson averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Boston averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16.2 per game. The Celtics allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 12th with 14.7 per game. The Nets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Nets force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 5-6-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/21/15 PG Marcus Smart Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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