Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 16-10. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 7.6 as they average 110.4 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 11-16 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 111.6 points per game and surrender 116.4, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-15-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 16-10-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/10/18 F Al Horford Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/10/18 C Aron Baynes Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/10/18 SF Gordon Hayward Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/10/18 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/10/18 PG John Wall Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
12/10/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 21.8 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. John Wall averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 8.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 110.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Wizards are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Wizards surrender 116.4 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game last season.
The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Wizards are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 113.8, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -2
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