Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
Simmons has been very good offensively in December where he averages 18 points (65% FG). With the great three-point shooter JJ in the starting lineup as well as Butler, two players that cannot be left unmarked, and Embiid who is assigned to stretch the court (especially against teams like the Celtics), Simmons has more space to act and finds open lanes to attack the basket a lot more often while on top of that/ partially because of that, Simmons has become a lot, lot more aggressive and will execute with no hesitation in situations that a few months ago he would look for the pass first.
Just like in their first meeting of the season with the Celtics, the Sixers will look to hit on the fast break with Simmons (had 6 points in transition, coast-to-coast after rebounding the ball) and he is expected to get some easy points from there, while should he continue to be as aggressive as he has been recently, he should score at the very least 6 baskets as well as go to the free-throw line many times (60% FT). Simmons has scored at least 16 points in 5 of his last 6 meetings with the Celtics and he should be able to do it once again today.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction
|Ben Simmons Over 15.5 Points||Pinnacle||1.82||8||11 LOST (-8 units)|