Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 104.2 points per contest while giving up 101.3 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 5-6 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 110.5 points per game and surrender 109.5, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 8-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Kyrie Irving averages 19.2 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Joe Ingles scores 12.6 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Donovan Mitchell averages 22.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 104.2 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.4 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.1 per game. The Celtics allow 101.3 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 16th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.09. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.5. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Jazz give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Utah is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Jazz are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +1.5
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