Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
The Arena is the site where Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (44-22, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (32-35, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday.
The Nets cover the spread 49.2% of the time, having gone 33-34-0 ATS. Boston is covering 61.3% of the time, going 38-24-4 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/04/20 SG Caris LeVert Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
08/04/20 SF Joe Harris Back is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
08/04/20 C Jarrett Allen Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot comes into this game averaging 6.8 points per contest while playing 17.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Tyler Johnson averages 5.8 points per contest in 17.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 1.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jayson Tatum scores 23.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kemba Walker averages 21.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 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 26th in the NBA. They average 48.3 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 111.6 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 11th in the NBA with 113.2 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.94. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.7. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Celtics give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 8th. 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 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 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 25th in the league. The Celtics are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 12th 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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