Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 2-10 and a road record of 1-7. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.7 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 3-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 96.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Joe Johnson averages 11.4 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 20.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Avery Bradley averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brooklyn averages 95.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Nets allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th 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 17th in the league.
Boston averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 24th with 16.3 per game. The Celtics allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Celtics force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-7-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-6-1 against the over/under
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
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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