Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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The Boston Celtics travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 35-14. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 39-10. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.1 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 28-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-24-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 22-26-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/26/18 C Al Horford Head is "?" Saturday vs Golden State
01/24/18 SG Marcus Smart Hand is "?" Saturday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/26/18 F Draymond Green Elbow is probable Saturday vs Boston
01/25/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is "?" Saturday vs Boston
01/19/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.6 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Klay Thompson averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kevin Durant averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.53 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 116.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.84. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.8. The Warriors are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Warriors surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Celtics are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 30th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Boston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -5
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