Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 32-23 and a road record of 15-13. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 101.5 per contest. Boston is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 26-26 and a home record of 17-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 96.4, good for a point differential of 1.4. Utah has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 14-18. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.5 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 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Boston averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Celtics allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Utah averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 126 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 102.2. In terms of pace they average 98.6 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 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz score 98.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 105 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.7 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 90.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 31-23-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-27-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 27-24-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-30-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/18/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
02/17/16 PG Trey Burke Illness "?" Thursday vs. Washington
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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