Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/9/2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, October 9, 2017.
The 76ers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 28-54. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -5.7 as they averaged 102.4 points per contest while giving up 108.1 per game. The Celtics had an overall mark of 53-29 last year. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 108.0 points per contest and gave up 105.4, which was a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers were 49-33-0 against the spread last season
The Philadelphia 76ers were 42-39-1 against the over/under last year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics were 40-40-2 against the spread last season
The Boston Celtics were 38-42-2 against the over/under last year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/6/2017 Markelle Fultz G Shoulder Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 James McAdoo F Hamstring Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Dario Saric F Rest Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Joel Embiid C Knee Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Timothe Luwawu G Knee Questionable for start of season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/6/2017 Marcus Morris F Rest Questionable for start of season
Joel Embiid comes into this game after averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was 78%. J.J. Redick averaged 15 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.4 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% for the season while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Kyrie Irving scored 25.2 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.2 rebounds per contest and had 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage finished at 91%. Gordon Hayward averaged 21.9 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 5.4 rebounds per game and had 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averaged 102.4 points per contest last year, which was 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -5.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shot 34%, which was good for 25th in the NBA. They averaged 42.8 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranked them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 1st with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allowed 108.1 points per contest, which was 24th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45 rebounds a game which ranked 27th, and they allowed 22.7 assists per game which put them in 14th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston was 7th in the NBA with 108 points per contest last season. They were 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 2.63. They shot 36% from beyond the arc, which was good for 14th in the league. They were 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 25.2. The Celtics were 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Celtics gave up 105.4 points per game, which ranked them 15th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 12th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics were 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest last year.
Philadelphia was 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 16th in the league. The 76ers were 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 was ranked 14th. In terms of pace they were 6th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 23rd. As a team they were 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
The Celtics were 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 108.4 was ranked 18th last season. In terms of pace they were 12th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 9th. As a team they were 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston was 22nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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