Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Predictions, NBA Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -6.5
TD Garden is the venue where Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (41-18, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Brooklyn Nets (26-33, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 6.5 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 226.
The Nets cover the spread 47.5% of the time, having gone 28-31-0 ATS. Boston is covering the spread 64.9% of the time, going 37-20-2 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/01/20 PG Kemba Walker Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
Joe Harris comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.9 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jayson Tatum scores 23.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jaylen Brown averages 20.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 110.6 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.3 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 111.2 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 8th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 23.0. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Celtics give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Celtics are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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