Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Tips 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 13 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 34-19. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.9 as they average 112.8 points per contest while giving up 105.9 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 11-42. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.5 points per contest and give up 113.3, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 27-25-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-29-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
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
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
02/03/19 SF Cedi Osman Ankle left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
02/03/19 G Nik Stauskas Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Miami
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Al Horford averages 12.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Collin Sexton averages 14.3 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.4 per game. The Celtics allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 102.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Cavaliers surrender 113.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Celtics are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Cleveland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 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 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -13
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