Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+3.5)
The Boston Celtics (8-5) head to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (10-5). Boston opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 218.
The Boston Celtics played the 76ers and took a loss by a final of 117-109 in their last game. Boston ended the game with a 47.2% field goal percentage (42 of 89) and converted 12 of 33 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Celtics made 13 of 20 shots for a rate of 65.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 45 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 assists for the game while having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to defending, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 36 out of 78 shooting. Philadelphia earned 20 dimes and had 12 steals in this matchup. In addition, the 76ers snagged 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 36 of their 45 tries. They also converted 9 out of their 27 attempts from distance.
Jaylen Brown is one player who had an impact for this game. He was able to score 26 points on 10 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 32:49 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Brown shot 41.7% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Celtics was Marcus Smart. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also collected 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor in this game by going 10-of-19 (25 points). In all, Smart played for 34:06 min.
Boston will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-5 on the season. The Celtics are connecting on 36.6% on shots from distance (158 of 432) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.6 pts per contest (16th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Boston is collecting 45.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 294 dimes this season, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics are forcing 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. The Celtics defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.2% (189 of 261) and they relinquish 42.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 287 conceded on the season. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from downtown and they are 13th in the league in opponents PPG (110.1).
In their win against Boston, the 76ers pulled down 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the matchup. They also stuffed 3 shots while earning 12 steals for the game. The Celtics committed 29 personal fouls for the game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 45 shots. They were able to make 36 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Philadelphia buried 9 of their 27 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers finished the game shooting 36 for 78 from the floor which had them at 46.2%. The 76ers allowed the Celtics to knock down 42 of their 89 tries from the field which had them at 47.2% for the game. They went 36.4% from three-point range by going 12 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 20 from the free throw line (65.0%). When discussing rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Boston to snag 45 overall (10 offensive).
Joel Embiid pitched in for the 76ers for this game. He converted 12 of 19 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 63.2%, which gave him 42 points. Embiid pulled down 10 rebounds in his 32:53 mins of time on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He ended up with 22 points in his 39:37 minutes on the hardwood via 9 out of 17 shooting in this matchup. Harris finished going 52.9% from the floor and also totaling 5 assists and 3 boards.
Philadelphia has a record of 10-5 for the year. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are hitting on 47.4% from the floor, which ranks them 10th in basketball. Philadelphia has earned 1,707 pts so far this year (113.8 per game) and they pull down 46.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 25.3 times per contest (13th in the league) and they turn it over 16.8 times per game. The 76ers are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.5% from the free throw line. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the league in points given up per game with 110.3. They have forced 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (4th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense surrenders 36.1% on shots from distance (191 of 529) and their opposition makes 75.2% of their foul shots. They concede 25.9 assists and 44.7 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 23rd and 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+3.5)
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