Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns NBA Point Spread Picks 11/18/2019
Game: Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -2
Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (7-4, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Boston Celtics (10-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday, November 18, 2019. The line on this matchup has Boston as 2 point favorites. The total is set at 227.
The Celtics cover 66.7% of the time, having gone 6-3-2 ATS. Phoenix is covering 81.8% of the time, going 9-2-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/16/2019 Robert Williams C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/15/2019 Romeo Langford SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/4/2019 Ty Jerome G Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Jayson Tatum averages 20.2 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 33.9 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 41% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 94%. Kelly Oubre averages 16.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Boston averages 115.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game. Phoenix is 4th in the league with 117.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.8. The Suns are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Celtics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 9th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -2
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