Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2019
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -3.5
TD Garden is the site where Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (12-4, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Brooklyn Nets (9-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 3.5 point dogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Nets are covering 47.1% of the time, having gone 8-9-0 ATS. Boston is covering the spread 64.3% of the time, going 9-5-2 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/25/2019 DeAndre Jordan C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/25/2019 Marcus Smart PG Hand Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Daniel Theis PF Illness Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Kemba Walker PG Neck Game Time Decision
11/23/2019 Romeo Langford SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jayson Tatum averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Jaylen Brown averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.9 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 15th in the league with 110.2 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Celtics are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Celtics surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Nets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Brooklyn is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Boston is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -3.5
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