Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 3-3. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 1-5. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26.2 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
John Wall averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Bradley Beal averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Boston averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 27.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Washington averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 24th with 16.7 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 114.3. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 100.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 96.1 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 23% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/08/16 C Al Horford Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
11/08/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
11/08/16 PG John Wall Possible Suspension probable Wednesday vs. Boston
10/25/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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