Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 18-18. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 23-14. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 2.4.
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Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. John Wall averages 23.1 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 28 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Washington averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.7 per game. The Wizards allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Boston averages 106.8 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.5 per game. The Celtics allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-17-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-13-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-15-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/09/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Toronto01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely01/09/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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