Boston Celtics at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Boston Celtics travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 7-5. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 106.1 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 9-3. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 117.2 points per contest and give up 107.2, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/10/18 PG Kyrie Irving Personal missed last game, is probable Sunday vs Portland
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/08/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Jaylen Brown averages 11.7 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the league with 117.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.9 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Blazers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Blazers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game.
The Celtics are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 2nd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Portland is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 8th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -1.5
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