Saturday, December 3, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 105.0 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 4-14. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 107.9, good for a point differential of -10.0.
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Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Joel Embiid averages 18.2 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Boston averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.9 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 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 98.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 16 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/01/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Orlando
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7
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