Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 12/1/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (11-10) are headed to TD Garden on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Boston Celtics (11-10).
The 76ers played the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 101-96 in their last game. Philadelphia ended the game with a 40.2% FG percentage (39 out of 97) and made 10 out of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the 76ers converted 13 of 18 tries for a percentage of 72.2%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they compiled 55 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 41.1% from the field on 37 out of 90 shooting. Orlando recorded 55 assists and had 20 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Orlando grabbed 47 rebounds (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Orlando ended up shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 18 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When talking about fouls, the 76ers left the arena with 19 while the Magic totaled 12 fouls.
Seth Curry is one guy who was a factor in this game. He was able to score 24 points on 10 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and collected 2 boards. Curry shot 76.9% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 11-10 on the year. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a group they commit 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 42.5 boards per game and has tallied 476 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are shooting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (246 of 683) and 81.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the 76ers are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 496 relinquished on the season. The 76ers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.1% (833 of 1,846) and they concede 46.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 35.4% on shots from distance and they are 16th in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Celtics got the win with a final of 109-97 when they faced the Raptors. The Celtics were able to corral 41 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 53 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Raptors committed 10 fouls in the game which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They were able to make 29 of those for a rate of 93.5%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Boston converted 12 of their 34 attempts (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Celtics went 34 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5%. The Celtics permitted the Raptors to make 35 out of their 93 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.6% in the matchup. They shot 31.0% from distance by shooting 13 of 42 and finished the game at 14 out of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). In reference to how they rebounded, Boston allowed Toronto to collect 30 overall (14 offensive).
Al Horford was important for the Celtics in this contest. Horford totaled 17 points in his 26 minutes on the court and earned 2 dimes for this game. He made 5 out of 9 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 11 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 11-10 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 24th in the league. Boston has totaled 2,250 pts on the year (107.1 per game) and they pull in 47.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Celtics commit 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 81.6% from the charity stripe.
The Celtics on defense are ranked 10th in the league in PPG surrendered with 105.5. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the field (7th in basketball). The Boston defense surrenders 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (258 of 773) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 21.5 assists and 46.4 total boards per game, which is 4th and 16th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston and under the total points
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