Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Game Picks 3/11/2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
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The Boston Celtics head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, March 11, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 41-26. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.7 as they average 112.3 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 38-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-32-2 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 36-31-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-28-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/09/19 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Monday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 23.5 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Lou Williams scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.3 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.1 per game. The Celtics allow 106.6 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA with 114.2 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.79. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 23.3. The Clippers are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Clippers give up 113.4 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 4th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -2
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