Portland Blazers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 4 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 37-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 113.8 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 37-23. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 106.8, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 34-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 31-29-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-29-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-25-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/25/19 G Evan Turner Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game while playing 32.8 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 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Portland averages 113.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 106.8 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 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Boston is 12th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.3. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Portland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
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 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -4
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