Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Boston Celtics travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 4 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 95.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall mark of 10-8. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-3-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/23/17 G Victor Oladipo Head is probable Friday vs. Toronto
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.5 points per game in 31.6 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 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Victor Oladipo averages 22.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.32 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.5 per game. The Celtics allow 95.3 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 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 6th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.56. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per game with 14. The Pacers surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Celtics are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 30th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Indiana is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 13th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +4
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