Monday, November 14, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, November 14, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 1-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 109.5, good for a point differential of -8.2.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Al Horford averages 12 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Tim Frazier averages 11.5 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 8.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Anthony Davis averages 31.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Boston averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13 per game. The Celtics allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 11th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Pelicans force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 100.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-6-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/13/16 C Al Horford Concussion "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
11/12/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Finger probable Monday vs. New Orleans
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/13/16 F Anthony Davis Back injured last game, probable Monday vs. Boston
10/22/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +4
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