Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, NBA East Conference Game. The 76ers still have problems on the road to win games. So far most of the team’s losses were on the road this season. The home team is one of the leaders of the conference, the last games at home were a basketball lesson for visitors. For now, the favorite tonight is the Celtics.
Philadelphia 76ers: We can win in Boston.
The 76ers have a negative record on the road with nine wins and 16 losses. Almost all defeats of the overall record 31-18 are playing away from home. It is unlikely that the 76ers will reach the playoffs if they continue to lose games on the road in this way. But the positive is that the team already won a game against the Celtics on the road this season 115-109.
On the road the 76ers are scoring an average of 106.1 points per game, 39.64 FG points, 73.4% free throw shots, 10.52 three pointers, 44.68 rebounds, 25.40 assists, 14.04 turnovers.
The defense allows up to 109.1 points, 39.52 FG points, 73.3% free throw shots, 10.20 three pointers, 43.20 rebounds, 23.68 assists, 13.68 turnovers. In the last three games on the road the team allowed an average of 109 points.
Joel Embiid is the player with the best average in the 76ers with 23.3 points per game, 48% FG points, 33.1% three pointers and 81.6% free throws. The other player closer to twenty points in Tobias Harris with 19.4 points and 47.8% FG goals.
Boston Celtics: Solid at home.
The Celtics won the last three home games against Los Angeles Lakers 139-107, Grizzlies 119-95, Warriors 119-104. Only against the Lakers the team was not favorite. The best of this season playing at home were the ten consecutive victories in the first games. In the home loss against the 76ers, the home team went underdog with +1.0 in the spread.
At home the Celtics are scoring an average of 116 points per game, 42.42 FG points, 82.3% free throw shots, 12.58 three pointers, 44.96 rebounds, 24.71 assists, 12.46 turnovers. The second half is the best for the team with 60+ points.
Kemba Walker remains as questionable for this game. Jayson Tatum leads the team while Walker is injured with 21.5 points per game. Jaylen Brown is second best with 20.1. The leader in three pointers is Brown himself with 39.2%.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 02/01/2020 is: take the Boston Celtics -1.0 (Spread).
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