Thursday, December 22, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 25-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 117.4 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 7-20. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 114.4, good for a point differential of -7.8.
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Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Stephen Curry averages 24.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 15.6 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Golden State averages 117.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 31.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 106.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116.6 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-14-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-10-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-9-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/21/16 G Ian Clark Chest probable Thursday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/20/16 G Isaiah Whitehead Foot "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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