Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 43-31. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 4.5 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 19-55. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 104.4 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of -9.1.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 34-38-2 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 41-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-37-2 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 39-34-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/24/19 F Al Horford Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
03/24/19 G Jaylen Brown Eye left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
03/24/19 SF Jayson Tatum Back is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/25/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is out indefinitely
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 13.1 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jordan Clarkson scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 16.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.5 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% 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 44.5 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 6th 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 7th 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 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the NBA with 104.4 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.07. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.8. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Cavaliers give up 113.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 10th 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 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Cleveland is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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