Friday, January 15, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 13-27 and a road record of 4-16. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 20-19 and a home record of 10-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Markieff Morris averages 10.4 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Phoenix averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Suns allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Boston averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 14th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 99.5 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 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Celtics force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-24-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-18-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-18-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/14/16 C Alex Len Hand "?" Friday vs. Boston
01/14/16 PG Brandon Knight Illness missed last game, probable Friday vs. Boston
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe "?" Friday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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