Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors NBA Point Spread Picks 11/15/2019
Game: Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -8
Chase Center is the venue where Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (2-10, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Boston Celtics (9-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Friday. Golden State opens this contest as 8 point underdogs. The total is set at 224.5.
The Celtics cover the spread 75.0% of the time, having gone 6-2-2 ATS. Golden State is covering the spread 33.3% of the time, going 4-8-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/13/2019 Daniel Theis PF Finger Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Robert Williams C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/12/2019 Damion Lee SG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 27
11/12/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Mar 5
11/7/2019 Kevon Looney PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
10/31/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Jayson Tatum averages 19.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 25.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Eric Paschall averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.0 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Boston averages 116.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 121.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 27.1 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Golden State is 15th in the league with 110.3 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 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Warriors are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Celtics are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th 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 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league.
Golden State is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Warriors are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 117.5, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 30th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State +8
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