Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 9-9. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 3-15. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 118.6, which is a point differential of -11.2.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-12-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-11-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/21/18 C Alex Len Back is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/21/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/21/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Friday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving averages 22.4 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Trae Young averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 8.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Kent Bazemore scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 104.2 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Boston averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 118.6 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.3 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 49.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest. Atlanta is 21st in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.3. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.3.
The Celtics are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -6 and over 222 total points
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