Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 9-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 94.5, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 9-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/06/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Undisclosed injured last game, is probable
11/05/17 C Andrew Bogut Back is "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Lonzo Ball averages 8.8 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 30% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 20.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Kyrie Irving averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Al Horford averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Los Angeles averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
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 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Boston is 22nd in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.09. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Lakers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 25th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Boston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Celtics are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 30th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 15th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -10.5
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