Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Tips 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 49-33. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of 4.4 as they averaged 112.4 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The 76ers had an overall record of 51-31 last season. They were 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 115.2 points per game and surrendered 112.5, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics were 43-46-2 against the spread last season
The Boston Celtics were 50-41-0 against the over/under last year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers were 46-48-0 against the spread last season
The Philadelphia 76ers were 46-48-0 against the over/under last year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/19/2019 Tacko Fall C Head Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Romeo Langford SG Knee Game Time Decision
10/17/2019 Robert Williams C Concussion Game Time Decision
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/19/2019 Raul Neto PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/19/2019 Ben Simmons PG Back Game Time Decision
Kemba Walker comes into this contest after averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.4 rebounds per game and dished out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Jayson Tatum averaged 15.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.1 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Tobias Harris averaged 20.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.9 rebounds per game and had 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was at 87%. Joel Embiid averaged 27.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 13.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averaged 112.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 4.4 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 7th in the league. They averaged 44.5 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranked them 22nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 28th with 12.8 per game. The Celtics allowed 108.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 8th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 45.9 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd and they gave up 23.7 assists per contest, which put them in 8th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia was 4th in the league with 115.2 points per game last year. They were 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 2.7. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 8th in the NBA. They were 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.9. The 76ers were 6th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The 76ers surrendered 112.5 points per contest, which ranked them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 5th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers were 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game last season.
The Celtics were 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 was ranked 7th. They were 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 6th. As a unit they were 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Boston was 26th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 22nd in the NBA.
Philadelphia was 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 24th in the NBA. The 76ers were 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 112.6 was ranked 15th. They were 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 8th. As a unit they were 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6
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