Fri, Mar 11, 3:42pm by Kevin Pitstock
Game: NBA Philadelphia 76’ers vs. Boston Celtics
Date/Time: March 12, 2001 12:00 NOON
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will host the NBA match-up between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76’ers. In their last meeting the Celtics were victorious 84-80. The Celtics are 46-16 for the season and 19-10 on the road. Philadelphia is 33-31 overall and 21-11 at home.
The 76’ers are winners of seven of the last ten games and are on a one game losing streak while the Celtics are winners of eight of their last ten games. Let’s preview the teams then check the odds courtesy of Sportingbet before we make our expert pick for your bet.
Offensively Philadelphia is led in scoring by Elton Brand with 15.2 points per game. He grabs 8.7 rebounds a game and blocks 1.1 shots per game. Andre Iguodala hands out over 6 assists per game and Thaddeus Young shoots 55% from the field and Jrue Holiday averages 1.5 steals per game.
As a team they average 99.4 points per game and hold a two point scoring differential over their opponents. Shooting wise they average 46% from the field, 35% from beyond the 3-point arc and 77% from the free throw line. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and hold a slight advantage in the department over the opposition.
Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with a 19.1 scoring average for the season and Rajon Rondo dishes out an outstanding 12 assists per game and he makes 2.1 steals per game. He is the floor leader. In the paint it belongs to Kevin Garnett with over 9 rebounds per game and he blocks one shot per game. From the field he completes 51% of his shots successfully.
The team holds a 7 point scoring differential over their opponents as the Celtics score 98.3 points per game.They are the leagues best field goal shooting team at 49% and they are 6th in 3-point percentage at 37%. One weakness for Boston is the usually give up more rebounds per game than they get by about one board per game.
Pick and Prediction
Philadelphia plays comfortable at home and they take care of the basketball. they are a better rebounding team than Boston but the Celtics have more offensive weapons to draw upon when they need it. Kevin Garnett will be difficult for Elton Brand to handle inside. The odds courtesy of Sportingbet -2 Boston. They are a hot team and with our expert pick for your bet is to bet Boston -2 to cover this game.
Our Pick: Boston -2 at Sportingbet
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