Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (5-3, 3rd in the Southwest Division) host the Boston Celtics (6-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at AT&T Center on Saturday, November 9, 2019. San Antonio opens this matchup as 2 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 215.5.
The Celtics are covering the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 4-2-1 ATS. San Antonio is covering the spread 25.0% of the time, going 2-6-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/7/2019 Enes Kanter C Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 9
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Jayson Tatum averages 21.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 20.0 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 110.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.1 per game. The Celtics allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 14th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.8 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Spurs are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Spurs surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Celtics are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
San Antonio is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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