Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 4-9. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 113.3, good for a point differential of -6.8.
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Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.7 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Boston averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 26th with 16.8 per game. The Nets allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Nets force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.8. They get 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-11-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-5-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/22/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/03/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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