Portland Blazers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 29-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 38-15. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per contest and giving up 98.5, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-24-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-30-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 32-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-26-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 PG Kyrie Irving Quad is "?" Sunday vs Portland
02/02/18 SF Marcus Morris Hip is "?" Sunday vs Portland
01/26/18 SG Marcus Smart Hand is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard averages 25.3 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Kyrie Irving averages 24.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Portland averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 98.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Boston is 23rd in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.87. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Celtics are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.
The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Boston is 18th 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 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 16th 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 Blazers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +3
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