Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 4/10/2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 3 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 54-26. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 104.0 points per contest while giving up 100.3 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 42-38. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 49-29-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 40-38-2 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-43-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 36-42-2 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
04/05/18 G Kyrie Irving Knee is out for season
03/12/18 F Daniel Theis Knee is out for season
03/12/18 G Marcus Smart Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
04/06/18 C Ian Mahinmi Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
John Wall averages 19.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Bradley Beal averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.66 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Celtics allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 14th in the league with 106.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.56. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Wizards surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Celtics are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 30th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Washington is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +3
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