Friday, November 25, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 9-6. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 1.1.
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Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.1 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 26.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Al Horford averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
San Antonio averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 11.9 per game. The Spurs allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Boston averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 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 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 8th with 13 per game. The Celtics allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 8-7-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-12-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/22/16 G Nicolas Laprovittola Teeth "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/22/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +3
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