Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 13.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 4-16. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.0 as they average 103.5 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 11-10. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.1 points per contest and give up 104.3, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/28/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/28/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/26/18 G Jaylen Brown Back is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.0 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 23rd in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Celtics surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.0 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Celtics are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -13.5
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