Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Monday, November 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 6-3. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 4.1 as they average 103.9 points per contest while giving up 99.8 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 8-1. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 111.4 points per contest and give up 101.9, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 2-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jayson Tatum averages 15.8 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Gary Harris scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 18.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.0 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 103.9 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 48.2 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Celtics allow 99.8 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 16th in the NBA with 111.4 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.56. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.8 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.3. The Nuggets are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Nuggets give up 101.9 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the league.
Denver is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +1
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