Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 11-8. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 18-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per contest and giving up 96.8, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-5-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 17-4-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/28/17 G Ben Simmons Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 22.8 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 11.2 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jayson Tatum has scored 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.6 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.1 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.5 per game. The 76ers allow 107.7 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 19th in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Celtics give up 96.8 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league.
Boston is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +6
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