New York Knicks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 9 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 0-2. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.5 as they are averaging 95.5 points per contest while giving up 108.0 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per contest and giving up 100.7, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 0-2-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/23/17 PG Marcus Smart Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs. New York
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
10/15/17 F Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 13.5 points per game in 23 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 32 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
Al Horford averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyrie Irving averages 20 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. New York averages 95.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 40 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 20 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 100.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season. Boston is 20th in the league with 100.3 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.33. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 48 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 21. The Celtics are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Knicks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.9, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 14th in the league.
Boston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Celtics are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 21st. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -9
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