Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 02/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Dated: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Site: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Boston Celtics (33-25) travel to the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they will face the Philadelphia 76ers (34-22).
The Celtics took on the Hawks and came away with a 105-95 win in their final game. When discussing personal fouls, the Celtics finished with 15 while the Hawks totaled 13 personal fouls. They made 12 of their 38 3-point tries. Atlanta ended up going 100.0 percent when shooting free throws making 15 of their 15 tries. Additionally, Atlanta grabbed 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Atlanta had 48 assists and 18 steals in that game. On defense, Boston allowed the other team to pass 36.6 percent from the field on 34-of-93 shooting. They also recorded 21 cents for that play, forced 3 turnovers, and had 5 interceptions. As for grabbing boards, they picked up 54, 12 of which were on the attacking side. In the charity stripe, the Celtics made 22 of their 27 attempts for an 81.5% percentage. Boston finished the game with a 42.4 percent field goal percentage (36 of 85) and made 11 of 38 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jayson Tatum is an impactful player for this contest. Tatum moved to 48.1% from the floor and won 3 cents. He was on the court for 40 minutes played and hung 10 boards. He was able to score 38 points on 13 of 27 shots.
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Boston will go into this game with a 33-25 win-loss mark so far this season. They give up possession 14.1 times per game and as a unit commit 18.6 fouls per game. As a team, Boston is grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game and totaled 1,359 cents for the campaign, which is 17th in the league in assists. The Celtics connect 33.8 percent on 3-point range (716 of 2,118) and 81.4 percent on the charity strip. They’re averaging 108.4 points per game (18th in basketball) while shooting 45.0 percent from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Celtics forced 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are ranked 2nd in the NBA in assists with 1,250 surrenders so far this season. The Celtics’ defense is allowing a 43.0 percent FG percentage (2,204 of 5,120) and giving up 44.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and they rank 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (103.6).
The last time they entered the field, the 76ers came home victorious with a score of 103-93 when they faced the Cavaliers. The 76ers were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this contest. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 13 interceptions for the contest. The Cavaliers committed 15 fouls in that game which earned the 76ers the charity strip for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 17 for a percentage of 81.0%. When it comes to three-point shots, Philadelphia converted 10 of their 22 tries (45.5%). In the end, the 76ers shot 38 of 79 from the field, giving them a 48.1 percent percentage. The 76ers allowed the Cavaliers to knock down 36 of their 77 field tries, which allowed them to shoot 46.8 percent in this contest. They finished 33.3% behind the 3-point line shooting 8 of 24 and ended up shooting 13 of 15 at the charity strip (86.7%). Regarding the attack on the glass, Philadelphia allowed Cleveland to hang 29 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid was important to the 76ers for the game. Embiid had 40 points in 33 minutes on the court and had 10 assists in the game. He buried 11 of 22 for the game for a 50.0 percent rate and had 14 rebounds.
Philadelphia is 34-22 so far this season. The 76ers committed 19.1 fouls per game while shooting 81.1 percent from the free throw line. They’re assisting 23.2 times per game (23rd in the league) and they’re spitting possession 12.5 times per game. Philadelphia totaled 6,026 pts on the year (107.6 per game) and harvested 42.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the field, the 76ers are shooting 46.4 percent from the field, which ranks them 11th in basketball.
The 76ers on the defensive end of the court are 6th in basketball in points given up per game with 105.2. They forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 45.0 percent from the field (10th in the NBA). Philadelphia’s defense concedes 33.5 percent on shots from range (616 of 1,840) and opponents drop 77.7 percent of their shots from the free throw line. They turn in 23.1 assists and 45.0 boards each game, which ranks them 7th and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Boston
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