Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-1.5)
The Boston Celtics (25-25) play the Philadelphia 76ers (34-16) at TD Garden on Tuesday. Boston opens this game as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 223.
The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Memphis Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 116-100 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the game having earned a 41.6% FG percentage (37 of 89) and made 8 of their 34 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the 76ers converted 18 of 28 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 50 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists in this contest as well as creating 12 turnovers and having 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 44 out of 89 shooting. Memphis distributed 30 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, Memphis totaled 49 boards (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Memphis ended up shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 15 tries. They also converted 16 out of their 38 attempts from long range.
Tobias Harris is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He recorded 21 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 26:42 minutes played and grabbed 8 boards. Harris finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the 76ers was Mike Scott. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 20:07 min played. He ended up going 30.0% from the field in this game by shooting 3-of-10 (9 points). When this game wrapped up, Scott tallied 1 assist.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a mark of 34-16 on the season. The 76ers are shooting 36.8% on shots from downtown (545 of 1,480) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They average 114.2 pts per game (10th in basketball) while connecting on 47.7% from the floor. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 46.2 rebounds per contest and has tallied 1,169 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the 76ers are able to force 15.1 turnovers every game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They are 10th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,181 relinquished for the season. The 76ers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (757 of 1,065) and they surrender 42.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 36.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 7th in the league in PPG allowed (109.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Boston Celtics walked away with a victory by a final of 116-86 when they faced the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 44 for this game. They also turned it over 6 times, while earning 11 steals for the game. The Hornets committed 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for 11 tries. They were able to bury 9 of those for a rate of 81.8%. When discussing 3-pointers, Boston knocked down 21 of their 54 tries (38.9%). When all was said and done, the Celtics walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 45.7%. The Celtics allowed the Hornets to convert 32 out of their 80 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.0% for this contest. They finished 32.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 31 and finished the game at 12 out of 20 at the charity stripe (60.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Boston allowed Charlotte to pull down 42 overall (9 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being a major contributor for the Celtics in the game. He made 8 of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Tatum had 22 points in his 27:58 mins of playing time and totaled 4 dimes in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Boston was Jaylen Brown. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in 25:50 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 6 out of 13 from the floor. Brown ended up shooting 46.2% from the field and also earning 17 points and 6 boards.
Boston has a record of 25-25 on the season. The Celtics are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.2 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest. Boston has 5,620 points so far this year (112.4 per contest) and they pull in 44.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are hitting on 46.9% from the floor, which ranks 14th in the league. The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.6. The Boston defense concedes 37.2% on shots from 3-point land (644 of 1,733) and opponents are making 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 23.6 assists and 42.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 8th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-1.5)
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