Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 38-26. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 112.0 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 44-19. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 118.6 points per contest and give up 112.1, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 31-31-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-28-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 25-37-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/03/19 SF Kevon Looney Pelvis is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
03/03/19 G Klay Thompson Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Kevin Durant averages 27.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Stephen Curry averages 28.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Boston averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Golden State is 1st in the league with 118.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.1. The Warriors are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. 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 11.6 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 26th in the league.
Golden State is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -9
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