Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Utah Jazz head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.6 as they average 107.4 points per contest while giving up 108.9 per game. The Celtics have an overall record of 8-6 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 105.6 points per game and surrender 101.9, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 9-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/16/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is upgraded to questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/14/18 F Marcus Morris Illness is questionable Friday vs Toronto
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Joe Ingles averages 13.8 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Kyrie Irving scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.4 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 108.9 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 24th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.64. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.9. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Celtics give up 101.9 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
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 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +5.5
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