Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 4/30/2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2 point favorites.
The 76ers had a regular season record of 52-30. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently had a point differential of 4.5 as they averaged 109.8 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Celtics had an overall record of 55-27 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 104.0 points per game and surrendered 100.4, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 52-35-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 43-43-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 53-32-4 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 47-41-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
04/28/18 F Jaylen Brown Hamstring left last game, is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
04/05/18 G Kyrie Irving Knee is out for season
03/12/18 F Daniel Theis Knee is out for season
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 22.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Al Horford averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.5 per game. The 76ers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th 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 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 20th in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.59. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Celtics are 16th in turnovers per game with 14. The Celtics surrender 100.4 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Boston is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Celtics are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 29th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2
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