76ers vs. Celtics - 11/19/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (3-6) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSN
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Celtics have lost three straight games and are looking for their second road win of the season. The Celtics offense has carried the load all season, averaging 107.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Jeff Green leads Boston with 19.9 points on 45 percent shooting and Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Rajon Rondo is averaging 11.6 assists and Jared Sullinger is 14-30 from the field with 18 rebounds in his last two games. Defensively, the Boston Celtics are allowing 109.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting, which has prevented them from really becoming a surprise team early on. The Celtics have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing 100-plus points. This is just the Celtics fourth road game of the season and they’re 1-2.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to win a game and continue to struggle at both ends of the court. Overall, the 76ers are averaging 88.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting and are allowing 105.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Needless to say, it’s been absolutely brutal if you’re a 76ers fan. Tony Wroten leads the way with 19.1 points and six assists, while Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 16 points on 37.8 percent shooting in the three games he’s played. Henry Sims is 9-14 from the field with 11 rebounds in his last two games, and rookie K.J. McDaniels has two steals in three of his last five games. The Philadelphia 76ers have allowed 100-plus points in six of their last eight games and this may be their most winnable game for the next two weeks.
The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia, while the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Could this be the game the Philadelphia 76ers finally get in the win column? Possibly. I'll take my chances with the 76ers and the points, as the Celtics haven't been great in their own right and haven't been great against the number.