San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics NBA Game Picks 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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The San Antonio Spurs head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 42-31. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 110.3 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 43-29. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.7 points per contest and give up 107.7, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-31-2 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 34-36-2 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 40-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/22/19 F Al Horford Knee is out Saturday vs Charlotte
03/22/19 C Aron Baynes Ankle is downgraded to out Saturday vs Charlotte
03/22/19 SF Gordon Hayward Neck is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Charlotte
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.5 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyrie Irving scores 23.9 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 7.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.7 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.1 per game. The Spurs allow 110.3 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 12th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.99. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.4. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Celtics give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 20th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +2
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