Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics (6-7) are hitting the road to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday where they will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-5).
The Celtics played the Cavaliers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-89 in their last contest. Boston ended with a 42.3% FG percentage (33 out of 78) and buried 6 of their 23 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Celtics made 17 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 94.4%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they compiled 47 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning defense, Boston allowed 38.3% from the field on 31 of 81 shooting. Cleveland distributed 39 assists and had 17 steals in this contest. In addition, Cleveland collected 30 boards (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Cleveland finished the game shooting 86.4% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of their 22 tries. They also buried 10 out of their 38 tries from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Celtics walked away with 16 while the Cavaliers had 11 personal fouls.
Robert Williams is someone who had an impact in the matchup. Williams ended up going 85.7% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. He played 34 minutes and totaled 16 rebounds. He scored 12 points on 6 out of 7 shooting.
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Boston steps onto the court with a record of 6-7 this season. They currently have an average of 107.9 points per contest (17th in the NBA) while connecting on 43.8% from the field. The Celtics are shooting 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (156 of 478) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is pulling in 46.1 boards per contest and has totaled 292 assists so far this season, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. They relinquish 32.2% from beyond the arc and they are 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.2). The Celtics defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (505 of 1,156) and they surrender 47.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 10th in the league in giving up assists with 274 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the Cavaliers got the win with a final of 91-89 when they faced the Celtics. When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Cleveland permitted Boston to collect 37 overall (10 offensive). They finished 26.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 of 23 and ended up shooting 17 out of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). The Cavaliers allowed the Celtics to convert 33 of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.3% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers finished shooting 31 for 81 from the floor which had them at 38.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Cleveland buried 10 of 38 tries (26.3%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 86.4%. The Celtics were called for 19 fouls in this contest which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Cavaliers snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup.
Evan Mobley ended up being important for the Cavaliers for this game. Mobley tallied 19 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in the matchup. He buried 8 of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and accounted for 9 rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 9-5 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 12th in basketball. Cleveland has accounted for 1,449 pts on the campaign (103.5 per contest) and they snag 43.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 16.3 times per game. The Cavaliers are committing 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 77.1% from the free throw line.
The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 101.3. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the floor (10th in basketball). The Cleveland defense gives up 33.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (147 of 446) and opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their foul shots. They concede 23.3 dimes and 45.1 boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 13th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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