Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, November 14, 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 12-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 94.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 5-8. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per contest and giving up 114.5, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 11-2-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/13/17 PG Kyrie Irving Head is "?" Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 8.7 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 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 20.3 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.21 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 14.5 per game. The Celtics allow 94 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 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 4th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.92. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 21.1. The Nets are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Nets surrender 114.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 49.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Celtics are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Brooklyn is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Nets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 8th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +8
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