Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 9.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 21-34. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 36-19. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Robert Covington comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.5 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Al Horford averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Philadelphia averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.56 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Boston averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.73 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 26th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.4 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 112.2 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 29-24-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 29-26-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/14/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Boston
02/13/17 C Jahlil Okafor None out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/14/17 F Jaylen Brown Hip doubtful Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
02/08/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -9.5
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