Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the venue where Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-4, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Boston Celtics (4-1, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The spread on this matchup has Boston as 6 point favorites. The over/under is set at 213.
The Celtics cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 3-2-0 ATS. Cleveland covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 3-3-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/2/2019 Jaylen Brown SG Illness Game Time Decision
11/2/2019 Robert Williams C Hip Game Time Decision
11/2/2019 Enes Kanter C Knee Game Time Decision
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/3/2019 Matthew Dellavedova PG Personal Game Time Decision
10/27/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
10/23/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 22.0 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Kemba Walker averages 26.2 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Kevin Love scores 19.2 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 15.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Collin Sexton averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 108.6 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 46.4 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 11.6 per game. The Celtics allow 103.0 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 22nd in the NBA with 105.0 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 21.8. The Cavaliers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Cavaliers give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 20th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 23rd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6
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