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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Preview for 1/14/2022

Boston Celtics takes on Philadelphia 76ers on 1/14/2022 at 06:55 PM.

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers face off in an important game for both teams. Boston Celtics has a record of 21-21 this regular season. Philadelphia 76ers is 23-17 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Boston Celtics Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 107.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Boston Celtics Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 109.5, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .554 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .514, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .411 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .339 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .816 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 23.6% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 109.2, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 110.8, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .566 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .527, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .369 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .354 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .812 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.5% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Boston Celtics Roster

The Players to Watch for Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum 6-8 210 SF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Marcus Smart 6-3 220 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Dennis Schröder 6-3 172 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Philadelphia 76ers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia 76ers

Seth Curry 6-2 185 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tyrese Maxey 6-2 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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