Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in Game 4 of their Playoff series. The Cavs lead the series 2-1 after losing Game 3 in Cleveland. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 15 point favorites.
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The Celtics finished the regular season with an overall record of 53-29. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of 2.6 as they averaged 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Cavaliers had a regular season record of 51-31. They finished the year 1st in the Central Division. They averaged 110.3 points per game and surrendered 107.2, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 40-40-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 38-42-2 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-43-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 47-35-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
05/20/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Smart comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Avery Bradley averages 16.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Kevin Love averages 19 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. LeBron James averages 26.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.63 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.3 per game. The Celtics allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.18 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 16th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.1 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.6 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +15
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