Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics NBA Picks 11/13/2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
TD Garden is the venue where Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (8-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Washington Wizards (2-6, 5th in the Southeast Division) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Boston as 11 point favorites. The over/under opens at 227.5.
The Wizards are covering the spread 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3-0 ATS. Boston is covering 75.0% of the time, going 6-2-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/3/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/11/2019 Kemba Walker PG Head Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Thomas Bryant averages 14.8 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Jayson Tatum averages 19.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Kemba Walker averages 25.0 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 117.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Washington averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 104.0 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 50.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game. Boston is 9th in the league with 113.4 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Celtics are 30th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 29th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Boston is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Celtics are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 8th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -11
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