Monday, March 20, 2017
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The Washington Wizards head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 42-27. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 44-25. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-32-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 43-25-1 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-32-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 31-37-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/18/17 F Markieff Morris Illness "?" Monday vs. Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/18/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Knee expected to miss Sunday vs. Philadelphia
John Wall comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Bradley Beal averages 23.1 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Al Horford averages 14 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.2 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
Washington averages 108.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 106.8 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 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.51 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Celtics allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Celtics force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.4 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 12.1 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 Wizards/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +2
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