Monday, November 16, 2015
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The Boston Celtics travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, November 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 4-6 and a home record of 2-4. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -6.9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Marcus Smart averages 9.8 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 32% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
James Harden averages 28.4 points per game while playing 39.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Boston averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.9 per game. The Celtics allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Houston averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-6-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/14/15 PG Avery Bradley Leg "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/15 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle missed last game, "?" Monday vs. Boston
11/15/15 F Sam Dekker Back "?" Monday vs. Boston
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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