Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 14 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-49. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 46-26. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-35-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-29-1 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 37-33-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 33-38-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/23/17 F Alan Williams Illness "?" Thursday vs. Brooklyn
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Al Horford averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.35 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Celtics allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -14
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