Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+5.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where and the Philadelphia 76ers (9-5) will play the Boston Celtics (8-4) on Wednesday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.
The Boston Celtics faced the New York Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 105-75 in their last contest. Boston walked away from the contest having earned a 29.8% field goal percentage (25 of 84) and made 7 out of their 46 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Celtics knocked down 18 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 62.1%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes in this contest as well as having 10 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning defending, Boston allowed the other team to go 47.5% from the floor on 38 of 80 shooting. New York totaled 22 assists and had 11 steals for the game. In addition, the Knicks collected 53 boards (10 offensive, 43 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. New York shot 81.0% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 21 attempts. They converted 12 of their 31 shots from distance.
Jaylen Brown is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He was able to score 25 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He played 32:33 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Brown finished shooting 45.0% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in the game for the Celtics was Marcus Smart. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished 26.7% from the floor for this game by shooting 4-of-15 (10 points). In all, Smart played 29:22 minutes.
Boston will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 8-4 so far this season. The Celtics are hitting 36.6% on three-point shots (146 of 399) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They average 110.8 pts per game (15th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a group are committing 21.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Boston is grabbing 45.0 boards per game and has tallied 272 dimes on the campaign, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics are able to force 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. The Celtics defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (180 of 241) and they concede 42.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 1st in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 267 relinquished this season. They are giving up 36.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 12th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (109.5).
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers went home defeated by a final of 106-104 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers snagged 38 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 53 for the contest. They blocked 11 attempts while earning 5 steals for this game. The Grizzlies earned 25 fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 32 tries. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.9%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Philadelphia made 7 out of their 25 tries (28.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers finished 37 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.0%. The 76ers allowed the Grizzlies to make 43 of their 98 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.9% in the game. They wrapped up this game 27.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 29 and finished the contest at 12 out of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). When talking about how they rebounded, Philadelphia permitted Memphis to snag 42 overall (10 offensive).
Shake Milton ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers for this game. He knocked down 10 of 18 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which earned him 28 points. Milton had 3 rebounds in his 32:31 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He notched 21 points in 32:30 mins on the hardwood by way of 7 out of 17 from the floor in this matchup. Harris finished going 41.2% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 9-5 this year. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.7 times per contest (11th in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.4 times per contest. Philadelphia has totaled 1,590 pts so far this year (113.6 per game) and they snag 47.2 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks them 10th in basketball. The 76ers are ranked 15th in basketball in PPG allowed with 110.4. The Philadelphia defense surrenders 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (179 of 496) and opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 26.2 assists and 44.6 boards every game, which ranks them 23rd and 13th in the NBA. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (+5.5)
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