Sunday, March 20, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 39-30 and a road record of 16-18. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. Boston is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-19. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 9-60 and a home record of 6-29. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -10.5. Philadelphia has a division record of 2-11 and a conference record of 3-40. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.9 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Canaan averages 10.8 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Boston averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The 76ers score 97.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.2 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 98.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-32-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-34-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-37-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/18/16 F Jonas Jerebko Achilles expected to miss Sunday vs. Philadelphia
03/13/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/19/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles doubtful Sunday vs. Boston
03/19/16 F Robert Covington Concussion expected to miss Sunday vs. Boston
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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