The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
|Date:||Thursday, January 9, 2020|
|Time:||7:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia|
|Odds/Point Spread:||PHI -2.0|
CONSENSUSFROM 259 PREDICTIONS
|77%||BOSTON||67% over 216.5|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|25-10 (20-13-2 ATS) this season.||24-14 (16-21-1 ATS) this season.|
|Boston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.||Philadelphia are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.||The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games.|
|Boston are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.||Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.|
|Boston are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against Philadelphia.||The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games at home.|
|Boston are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games against Philadelphia.||The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.|
|Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.||Philadelphia are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games this season.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.||Philadelphia are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.|
|Boston are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season.||Philadelphia are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.||Philadelphia are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played in January.|
|Boston are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.|
Boston Celtics Injuries
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
|There are no injuries listed at this time.||Joel Embiid (Finger) is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Boston|
Boston Celtics 25-10 (20-13-2 ATS)
The Celts lost the second line of the East in just two fights. The club feels comfortable in the top three and is ready to wedge itself into the fight again. Recall that Boston lost twice in a row, first on the road to Washington (94-99), which can be called a sensation, and then could not cope with San Antonio (114-129). The team played poorly in the attack, although this can easily be explained, since Kemba Walker missed the meeting due to health problems. The Celtics go on a visit to an uncomfortable opponent, so we will have to give all our best, though a really interesting confrontation awaits us.
Philadelphia 76ers 24-14 (16-21-1 ATS)
76ers is fifth in the Eastern Conference, though a team with such personnel is expected to have a significantly better result. More recently, the team of Brett Brown survived the crisis, which lasted four matches, but in the last meeting the situation changed for the better. The 76ers managed to beat Oklahoma in their native walls (120-113), although the team lost one of the leaders – Joel Embiid, as a heavy striker injured his finger. Philadelphia has once again proved that it’s better not to anger it at the Wells Fargo Center arena, where the club very rarely loses points, so Boston should be well prepared if the guests are aimed at winning, of course.
Recent Betting Trends:
- Denver o/u is 8-2 the last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 6 games.
- Denver are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
- Denver are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Dallas.
- Dallas o/u is 5-5 the last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games.
- Dallas are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
- Dallas are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Denver.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction
Both teams do not mind putting victory in their piggy bank, therefore a principled and at the same time spectacular meeting is expected. The only concern is the absence of Joel Embiid, though Boston is also not all right with the roster, as Kemb Walker’s performance is questionable. Native walls can help 76ers score points
Last score prediction, Philadelphia will win and cover, 5-4.
Pick: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -2.5