Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Boston Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 19-18 and a road record of 10-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 19-20 and a home record of 10-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 32.6 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 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.7 points per game in 31.4 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 80%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Boston averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 19.8 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.
New York averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 16-20-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 19-19-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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