Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/28/2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 9.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 27-23. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 111.8 points per contest while giving up 111.4 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 30-19. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 105.9, which is a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-22-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 25-23-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 29-19-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/24/19 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Finger is out indefinitely
01/21/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Joe Harris averages 13.4 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.6 per game. The Nets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 13th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Celtics surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Nets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Boston is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Celtics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +9.5
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