San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 2 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 99.8 points per contest while giving up 97.4 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 4-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per contest and giving up 95.0, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 5-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/28/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs. Indiana
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
10/15/17 F Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 25.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Danny Green comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%.
Al Horford averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 21.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. San Antonio averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 95 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game this season. Boston is 21st in the league with 100.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Celtics are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Spurs are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Boston is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Celtics are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 29th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -2
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