Monday, March 6, 2017
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The Boston Celtics head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, March 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 40-22. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 37-25. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this game averaging 29.4 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per contest 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%.
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Blake Griffin averages 22 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Boston averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13 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 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.87 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 4th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 32-28-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-31-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-28-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/04/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Phoenix
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +3
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