Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Boston Celtics travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 11-8 and a road record of 5-4. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 97.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 10-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 88.5, good for a point differential of 10.3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 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 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 14.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Boston averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 16.1 per game. The Celtics allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
San Antonio averages 98.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Spurs allow 88.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-10-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-7-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Leg out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/04/15 F Rasual Butler Personal expected to miss Saturday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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