76ers vs Celtics Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -4
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (31-18, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) go to TD Garden on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Celtics (32-15, 2nd in the Atlantic Division). Philadelphia opens this matchup as 4 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 219.
The 76ers cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 20-25-4 ATS. Boston is covering 62.2% of the time, going 28-17-2 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/30/20 C Al Horford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Boston
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/30/20 C Enes Kanter Hip is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Joel Embiid averages 23.3 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 12.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jaylen Brown scores 20.1 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Kemba Walker averages 22.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.7 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.8 per game. The 76ers allow 105.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.1 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 13th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.87. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.6. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Celtics give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Philadelphia is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Celtics are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 4th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -4
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