Friday, November 11, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 11, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 3-4. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 112.7, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.1 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Al Horford averages 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
New York averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13 per game. The Knicks allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Boston averages 107.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 8th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Celtics force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 116.1. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-4-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/10/16 C Al Horford Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. New York
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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