Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 18-24. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 26-15. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 2.5.
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Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 28.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Boston averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 21-21-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-16-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 21-20-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/17/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Wednesday vs. New York
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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