Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 9-23 and a road record of 3-13. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 97.1 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 18-14 and a home record of 9-8. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brooklyn averages 97.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Boston averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-17-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 18-13-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 15-16-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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