Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 12 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 7-24. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.5 as they average 103.1 points per game while giving up 112.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 18-11. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 111.5 points per contest and give up 104.1, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 11-19-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 12-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-14-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 17-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/17/18 PG Austin Rivers Waived is out indefinitely
12/17/18 F Kelly Oubre Acquired is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/17/18 F Al Horford Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker averages 24.4 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyrie Irving scores 22.7 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.6 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 103.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.1 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Boston is 12th in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.1. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 25th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix +12 and over 217 total points
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