Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/6/2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, November 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 8 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 93.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 1-8. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per contest and giving up 110.1, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 8-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-6-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/05/17 PG Malcolm Delaney Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/04/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is OUT Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/29/17 PF Ersan Ilyasova Knee is out indefinitely
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.1 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kent Bazemore averages 13.1 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Marco Belinelli averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.8 per game. The Celtics allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st 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 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 25th in the league with 101.1 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.4. The Hawks are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Hawks surrender 110.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Celtics are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Boston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 28th in the league.
Atlanta is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Hawks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 9th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +8
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