Monday, December 7, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, December 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 98 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 5-15 and a home record of 4-5. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 109, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Avery Bradley averages 16.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Anthony Davis averages 24.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Boston averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.9 per game. The Celtics allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pelicans force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 9-10-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-13-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/06/15 F David Lee Heel "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Leg out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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