Monday, January 4, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 18-15 and a road record of 9-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 10-23 and a home record of 6-10. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.2 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -6.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 14.7 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Boston averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th 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 categories. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 18th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 15-17-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-18-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/03/16 PG Avery Bradley Hip injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
01/03/16 G R.J. Hunter Shoulder doubtful Monday vs. Brooklyn
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
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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