New York Knicks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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The New York Knicks head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 13 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 8-17. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -5.5 as they average 108.9 points per game while giving up 114.4 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 108.5 points per contest and give up 104.1, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-10-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-13-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 13-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/18 PG Trey Burke Knee is questionable Thursday vs Boston
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/05/18 G Jaylen Brown Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs New York
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway averages 22.1 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per night. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kyrie Irving averages 22.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jayson Tatum scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 114.4 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. New York averages 108.9 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest. Boston is 21st in the NBA with 108.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 24.9. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 26th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Boston is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Celtics are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -13 and under 216.5 total points
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