Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 2 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 34-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.8 as they average 118.9 points per game while giving up 112.0 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 30-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 21-25-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 26-21-0 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 Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/24/19 F Jonas Jerebko Personal is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/24/19 PG Kyrie Irving Illness is questionable Saturday vs Golden State
Kevin Durant averages 27.8 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 112.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Golden State averages 118.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% 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 21st with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. Boston is 13th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 16th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Golden State is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Boston is 27th 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 106.1, 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 7th. 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 Warriors/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston +2
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