Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 40-24. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 52-11. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.5 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 29.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Al Horford averages 14 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Stephen Curry averages 24.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Klay Thompson averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Boston averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.25 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.4 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.
Golden State averages 117.5 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.06 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 30.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 32-30-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 30-33-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-32-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-36-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/06/17 C Al Horford Elbow missed last game, is probable Wednesday vs. Golden State
03/06/17 F Jonas Jerebko Flu missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -7.5
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