Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks NBA Game Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Boston Celtics head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 26-18. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.1 as they average 111.8 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 14-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 109.9 points per contest and give up 117.8, which is a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-21-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 27-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-24-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
01/17/19 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Boston
01/17/19 PG Jeremy Lin Illness is questionable Saturday vs Boston
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.8 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
John Collins scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Trae Young averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 109.9 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.93. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.4. The Hawks give up 117.8 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.4 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -8
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