Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 43-28. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.1 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 45-25 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.1 points per game and surrender 111.7, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-36-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 39-32-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-37-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-36-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/18/19 SF Gordon Hayward Neck is doubtful Wednesday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/17/19 F Joel Embiid Rest is out Tuesday vs Charlotte
Jayson Tatum averages 16.0 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Jimmy Butler averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Ben Simmons averages 17.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Boston averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. Philadelphia is 4th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 27.1. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Celtics are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 6th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA. The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 11th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -4.5
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