Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 119.6 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 13-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per contest and giving up 94.5, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-2-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/15/17 PG Stephen Curry Thigh missed last game, is probable Thursday vs. Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Stephen Curry averages 25.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Al Horford averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 119.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.86 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 31.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 17.4 per game. The Warriors allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 22nd in the league with 102.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.13. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Celtics surrender 94.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.1, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league.
Boston is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston +6
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