Friday, November 18, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 117.4 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 6-5. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Kevin Durant averages 27.9 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Al Horford averages 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Golden State averages 117.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 49 rebounds per game and 30.7 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Warriors allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Boston averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 10th with 13.5 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116.5 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.9 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 Celtics rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 4-6-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/17/16 F Draymond Green Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Boston
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/16/16 C Al Horford Concussion "?" Friday vs Golden St
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +7
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