Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/14/2014
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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On Monday night, the Boston Celtics will have a good chance to snap their three-game losing streak when the face the Philadelphia 76ers. In mid-November, the Celtics went to Philadelphia and defeated the 76ers 101-90 in the two teams' first meeting of the season.
In their last game, the Celtics had a rough offensive performance against the New York Knicks and were defeated 101-95 at home. They made just 43.5 percent of their shots in that game and ended up turning the ball over 17 times.
So far this year, the Celtics are scoring 104.2 points per game, but their defense has allowed opposing offenses to average 104.2 points per game against them. Small forward Jeff Green currently has a 16.6 PER by averaging 20 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while big man Jared Sullinger has averaged a team-high 8.3 boards per game.
On Saturday night, the 76ers lost their third game in a row when the Memphis Grizzlies beat them 119-112 in overtime. Philadelphia did shoot well from the field in that loss, but they also ended up turning the ball over 16 times.
The 76ers are currently the lowest scoring team in the Eastern Conference by averaging barely over 90 points per game against their first 23 opponents. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 17.5 points and 6.1 assists per game this season, but he has only made 28.2 percent of his three-pointers.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston Celtics are 10-11-0 Against the Spread
Boston Celtics are 13-8-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers are 11-11-1 Against the Spread
Philadelphia 76ers are 10-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/14/14 G Avery Bradley Illness is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Philadelphia
12/14/14 G Marcus Smart Achilles is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Philadelphia
12/14/14 G Marcus Thornton Calf expected to miss Monday vs. Philadelphia
10/27/14 C Vitor Faverani Knee out indefinitely
12/14/14 G K.J. McDaniels Ankle "?" Monday vs. Boston
10/27/14 G Jason Richardson Foot out for season
10/23/14 F Joel Embiid Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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