Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets Expert NBA Picks 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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The Boston Celtics head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 44-31. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 112.6 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 38-38 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-38-2 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 42-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 41-35-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-37-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/28/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is downgraded to out Thursday vs Philadelphia
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jaylen Brown averages 13.0 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Joe Harris scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. D'Angelo Russell averages 20.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.6 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA with 112.0 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.47. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.9. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Nets give up 112.5 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Brooklyn is 7th in the NBA 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 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -1.5
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