Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 11/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-3.5)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the location where the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-5) will play the Boston Celtics (5-6) on Saturday. Cleveland opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 202.5.
The Celtics played the Raptors and took home the win by a score of 104-88 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Celtics finished with 13 and the Raptors recorded 18 fouls. They converted 6 of 25 tries from long range. Toronto finished shooting 84.2% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 19 attempts. Additionally, Toronto grabbed 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Toronto distributed 41 dimes and had 20 steals in this contest. Regarding defense, Boston let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the field on 33 out of 77 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Celtics made 10 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Boston ended the contest having earned a 44.7% FG percentage (42 out of 94) and converted 10 of their 29 3-pointers.
Robert Williams is a player who was a major contributor in this game. Williams finished shooting 72.7% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He played for 33 minutes and snagged 13 rebounds. He left the arena with 16 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Boston will play this game with a win-loss record of 5-6 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Boston is pulling in 45.4 boards per contest and has earned 250 assists on the year, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing. The Celtics are shooting 33.3% on shots from downtown (138 of 414) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 108.4 points per outing (17th in basketball) while connecting on 43.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 7th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 234 relinquished so far this season. The Celtics are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.0% (430 of 977) and they surrender 48.9 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 32.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 18th in basketball in opponents PPG (108.2).
In their last game, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 97-94 when they played the Wizards. The Cavaliers were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this contest. They also coughed it up 14 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Wizards had 12 fouls for the game which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 15 of them for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding shots from downtown, Cleveland made 9 of their 31 tries (29.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers went 35 out of 76 from the field which had them shooting 46.1%. The Cavaliers permitted the Wizards to knock down 35 of their 84 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7% in the game. They went 35.7% from distance by connecting on 10 of 28 and ended up going 17 out of 17 at the charity stripe (100.0%). Regarding rebounding, Cleveland permitted Washington to grab 37 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Ricky Rubio ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers for the contest. He buried 6 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Rubio totaled 20 points in his 28 mins of playing time and totaled 5 dimes in this game.
Cleveland has a win-loss record of 7-5 on the campaign. The Cavaliers commit 15.9 fouls every game and they go 76.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.8 times per game (6th in basketball) and they cough up possession 16.3 times per contest. Cleveland has totaled 1,260 points on the campaign (105.0 per game) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Cavaliers are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 10th in basketball.
The Cleveland defense gives up 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (132 of 393) and their opposition makes 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 24.0 assists and 45.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 11th in basketball. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 9th in the league in PPG surrendered with 104.3. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (16th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-3.5)
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