Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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The Washington Wizards head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 38-29. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 46-21. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 29-36-2 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 40-25-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-31-2 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
03/13/18 C Al Horford Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Washington
03/13/18 G Kyrie Irving Knee is doubtful Wednesday vs Washington
03/12/18 F Daniel Theis Knee is out for season
03/12/18 G Marcus Smart Thumb is out indefinitely
03/09/18 F Jaylen Brown Concussion is out indefinitely
Otto Porter comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Al Horford has scored 12.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 107.2 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.8 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 20th in the NBA with 104.4 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.27. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.5. The Celtics are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Celtics give up 100.2 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 17th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Boston is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th 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 Wizards/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +1.5
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