Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2019
Game: Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -3
Barclays Center is the venue where Taurean Waller-Prince and the Brooklyn Nets (9-9, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Boston Celtics (13-4, 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Friday. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 3 point dogs. The total is set at 222.
The Celtics cover the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 10-5-2 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 44.4% of the time, going 8-10-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/27/2019 Tacko Fall C Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
11/23/2019 Romeo Langford SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/27/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 DeAndre Jordan C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Jaylen Brown comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jayson Tatum averages 20.2 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.1 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.8 per game. The Celtics allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 11th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Nets are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Nets surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Celtics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 7th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Nets are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 18th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3
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