Boston at Brooklyn NBA Tips 1/14/2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 25-17. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 21-23 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.7 points per game and surrender 111.5, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-19-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-15-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-21-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-21-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/31/18 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/12/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Boston
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Jaylen Brown averages 12.0 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Nets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game last season.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Nets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -5
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