Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
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The Brooklyn Nets head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 10 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 19-21. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.8 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 23-15. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 105.6, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-19-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-18-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 24-14-0 against the over/under this year
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
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
01/05/19 PG Kyrie Irving Eye is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
01/05/19 F Marcus Morris Neck is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell averages 18.2 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jaylen Brown scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.3 per game. The Nets allow 111.7 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 12th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.24. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.9. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Celtics give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Nets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Boston is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 4th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +10
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