Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Expert NBA Picks 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 18 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 9-39. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -11.2 as they average 102.5 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 29-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.0 points per contest and give up 105.8, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-26-1 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 24-22-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 28-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/21/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/21/19 SF Gordon Hayward Personal is upgraded to probable Monday vs Miami
Collin Sexton comes into this game averaging 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jayson Tatum scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.5 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.7 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the NBA with 112.0 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.19. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.9. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Celtics give up 105.8 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 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Boston is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Celtics are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. 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 Cavaliers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +18
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