Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 35-21. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 112.9 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 36-20 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.9 points per game and surrender 112.2, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 27-28-1 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 33-23-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-29-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-26-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/10/19 PG Kyrie Irving Knee left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Al Horford comes into this game averaging 12.4 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.4 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ben Simmons scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 8.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Joel Embiid averages 27.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.3 per game. The Celtics allow 106.5 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 3rd in the NBA with 115.9 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.64. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.4. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The 76ers give up 112.2 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league.
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +5
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