Sunday, December 27, 2015
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The New York Knicks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-16 and a road record of 7-8. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 16-13 and a home record of 8-7. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.3 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 20.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.8 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 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New York averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Boston averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 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 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Celtics force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 18-12-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-14-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/26/15 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Atlanta
12/26/15 F Kyle O'Quinn Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Atlanta
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/26/15 F Amir Johnson Foot is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Detroit
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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