Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 44-32 and a road record of 19-20. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. Boston is 42649 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-19. They are 42495 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 16-59 and a home record of 42701. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -9.2. Los Angeles has a division record of 42412 and a conference record of 14427. In their last 10 games they are 42408.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15.2 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Boston averages 105.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.3 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 103.4. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Lakers score 97 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -19.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.4 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 39-35-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 36-39-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-41-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-41-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/02/16 F Nick Young Illness "?" Sunday vs. Boston
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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