Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4.5 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 31-10. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 15-23. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per contest and giving up 109.2, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 25-14-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 20-20-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-22-1 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/30/17 F Semi Ojeleye Back is out indefinitely
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Aron Baynes Ankle injured last game, is probable Friday vs Minnesota
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
01/05/18 G Caris LeVert Groin is "?" Saturday vs Boston
01/05/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ribs is "?" Saturday vs Boston
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has scored 14.9 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. DeMarre Carroll averages 12.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 103.4 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.17 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 98.2 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 20.1 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA with 106.9 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.29. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.6. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Nets give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 30th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Boston is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Nets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -4.5
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