Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, January 13, 2017. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 24-15. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 22-16. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 0.1.
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Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 28.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Paul Millsap averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Boston averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 27th with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.2 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 21-16-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-18-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-23-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/12/17 F Amir Johnson Ankle "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
01/12/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
01/12/17 F Jaylen Brown Ankle "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
01/12/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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