Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 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 Kings have an overall record of 20-32. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this game averaging 29.9 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per contest 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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Darren Collison averages 13.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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 20th 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 27th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Sacramento averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Kings force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th 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 Kings rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.4 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 53%.
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
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/07/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
02/07/17 F Jonas Jerebko Nose injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/07/17 C DeMarcus Cousins Suspension expected to miss Wednesday vs. Boston
02/01/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -4
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