Monday, January 25, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, January 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 23-21 and a road record of 11-11. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 20-21 and a home record of 10-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 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 14.7 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Wall averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Boston averages 103.8 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 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.5 per game. The Celtics allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Washington averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Wizards allow 103.8 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 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-20-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 22-21-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-17-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/24/16 F Jae Crowder Illness is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Philadelphia
01/23/16 F Amir Johnson Personal is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Philadelphia
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/24/16 F Drew Gooden Calf probable Monday vs. Boston
01/24/16 F Kris Humphries Knee doubtful Monday vs. Boston
01/24/16 F Otto Porter Hip "?" Monday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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