Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 33-18. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 108.4 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 23-30. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 109.9, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 29.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Al Horford averages 15.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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C.J. McCollum averages 23.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Boston averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Portland averages 107.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.9 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 96.2 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 11.6 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 Blazers rating on offense is 109.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.7. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-23-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-31-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 30-23-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/08/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
02/07/17 F Jonas Jerebko Nose is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Sacramento
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -1
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