Friday, December 4, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, December 4, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 5-13 and a road record of 1-10. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 9-10 and a home record of 4-6. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jarrett Jack averages 14 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brooklyn averages 95.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
New York averages 97 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 11th with 14.5 per game. The Knicks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 6-11-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 11-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-12-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/03/15 C Andrea Bargnani Hamstring expected to miss Friday vs. New York
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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