Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (12-8) at Boston Celtics (18-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSN, CSNN
The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.8 points and 11.2 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 18.1 points and 7.4 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling after winning 18 of their last 20 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won eight of their last nine home games.
The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Celtics are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have been letting a lot of teams hang around lately, but the 76ers are on the end of a back to back and will be playing this game without Embiid and TJ McConnell, two key players. While there's stil ldepth to make things interesting for a half or so, this is a game the Celtics should be able to run away with.