Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 1 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 26-17. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 23-20. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
John Wall averages 23 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 10.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Boston averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 25 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 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Washington averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd 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 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 109 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-18-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 27-16-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/21/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
01/22/17 G Bradley Beal Head probable Monday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -1
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