Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 20-19 and a road record of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 18-19 and a home record of 9-11. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.4 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
John Wall averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Otto Porter averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Boston averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Washington averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 15 per game. The Wizards allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-18-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 20-17-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-15-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/15/16 F Kris Humphries Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Indiana
01/15/16 C Marcin Gortat Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Indiana
01/15/16 F Otto Porter Hip is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Indiana
01/14/16 G Bradley Beal Rest "?" Friday vs. Indiana
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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