Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3.5 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 33-10. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 19-19. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-15-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 20-22-1 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-18-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/18 C Al Horford Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/18 C Joel Embiid Hand is probable Thursday vs Boston
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 6th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.61. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.2. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.8. The 76ers surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Celtics are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 30th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Boston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +3.5
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