Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics Basketball Betting Tips 3/1/2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
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The Washington Wizards travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, March 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 9.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 25-36. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.0 as they average 114.0 points per contest while giving up 117.0 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 37-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 106.8, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 25-34-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 39-22-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-31-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-27-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/27/19 PG Terry Rozier Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 25.7 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Trevor Ariza comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 117.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 26.0 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Washington averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd 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 15.4 per game. Boston is 15th 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 5.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Wizards are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Washington is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd 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 13.6 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 106.9, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th 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 Wizards/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +9.5
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