Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Nets had an overall record of 21-61 and a road record of 7-34 last season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -7.4 as they averaged 98.6 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. Brooklyn was 6-10 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 12-40. They were 0-10 in their last 10 games. The Celtics had an overall record of 48-34 and a home record of 28-13 last year. They were 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 105.7 points per game and surrendered 102.5, good for a point differential of 3.2. Boston had a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 31-21. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
Brook Lopez averaged 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night last season for the Nets. He pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game and dished out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage finished at 79%. Jeremy Lin averaged 11.7 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage was 41% for the year while his free throw percentage was 82%.
Al Horford averaged 15.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest last year for the Celtics. He grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game and had 3.2 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 80%. Isaiah Thomas averaged 22.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 87%.
Brooklyn averaged 98.6 points per contest last season which ranked them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -7.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 14th in the league. They averaged 49.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranked them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nets allowed 106 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 24th in the league. They also allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 50.5 rebounds a game which ranked 9th and they gave up 24.5 assists per contest which put them in 27th place in the league. They forced 14.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 16th in the league.
Boston averaged 104.9 points per game last year which ranked them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 2.5 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 29th in the NBA. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranked them 5th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics ranked 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allowed 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 13th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 55.5 rebounds a game which ranked 28th and they gave up 21 assists per contest which put them in 7th place in the league. The Celtics forced 16.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 2nd in the NBA.
The Nets averaged 98.4 points per game on the road last season and they scored 104 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -9.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -13.3 per contest. The Nets had an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 110.9 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 49%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Brooklyn turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they forced 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%.
The Celtics scored 105.8 ppg at home and they averaged 93 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -10 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense was 106.8 and they had a defensive rating of 103.6. They got 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempted 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Boston turned the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 49%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Brooklyn Nets were 41-40-1 against the over/under last year
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics were 41-39-2 against the spread last year
The Boston Celtics were 39-42-1 against the over/under last year
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
10/25/16 PG Marcus Smart Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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