Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 32-22. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 40-17. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-37-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-25-2 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 34-21-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-29-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/09/18 PG Jordan Clarkson Acquired is probable Sunday vs Boston
02/09/18 F Larry Nance Jr. Acquired is probable Sunday vs Boston
02/09/18 PG George Hill Acquired is probable Sunday vs Boston
02/09/18 G Rodney Hood Acquired is probable Sunday vs Boston
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/26/18 SG Marcus Smart Hand is out indefinitely
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Tristan Thompson averages 6.3 points per contest in 20.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Jaylen Brown has scored 5.6 points per contest while playing 15 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 109.8 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.35 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 110.1 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 25th in the NBA with 102.9 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.19. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22. The Celtics are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Celtics give up 98.7 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.4 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Boston is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -4
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