Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 28-53. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 54-26. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 46-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-44-1 against the over/under
Important 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
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
04/10/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
04/10/18 G Joe Harris Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
04/07/18 F DeMarre Carroll Hip is out indefinitely
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
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.1 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Al Horford averages 12.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.63 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 20th in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.66. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Celtics are 16th in turnovers per game with 14. The Celtics surrender 100.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Boston is 16th in the league 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. 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.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -5.5
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