Saturday, January 23, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 22-21 and a road record of 11-11. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 6-38 and a home record of 3-16. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 94.3 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -10.5.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 14.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Boston averages 103.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 94.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.9 per game. The 76ers allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-20-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 21-21-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-23-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-20-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
01/22/16 G Jakarr Sampson Hip is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Boston
01/22/16 C Nerlens Noel Migraine probable Saturday vs. Boston
01/22/16 G Nik Stauskas Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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