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2019 NBA Handicapping
(0-0) Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 23rd
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Philly -5/5.5
NBA Betting Total:
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At this time last year, the Celtics were the Eastern Conference’s favorite, or at least one of a few co-favorites.
The young 76ers stole Boston’s best player away, though, and they’re looking to grow up, mature, and take the title in year two post-LeBron.
I wonder how much of the offseason went the Celtics’ way. They wanted Al Horford back but I wonder how badly. They said they wanted Kyrie Irving back but if that’s the truth, it wasn’t badly.
Both are gone; Kemba Walker is in; and the universe now revolves around Brad Stevens. It’s a world well-suited for and will, therefore, be well-protected by Walker, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown. The Celtics will defend, share the ball, and play hard. That’s more than half the battle.
Walker will score but this team will go as far as Jayson Tatum takes it. He’s 21, dunked on LeBron, lived through a sophomore slump, and ready to ride or die in his third season.
Right now, we don’t know if he’s a superstar but we probably will in a matter of months. The offense will run through him.
Will it be too much? That’s the question I have about the Celtics this season. Walker is a nice backstop. Will Brown take another step forward on that end? That’s another question I’ve got.
All the rest are about the bigs. Boston is terribly small and, with Horford signed on, Philly is now equipped to play bully-ball.
If the 76ers make this their identity, they could go far. Horford has Joel Embiid’s kryptonite for the last two years but perhaps Big Al knew he wasn’t going to be able to hold him off forever.
Embiid will never lose that personality but he’s reigned it in a bit the longer he’s been in the league. How much has he matured and how much more will he continue to with Horford signed on? It’s a dream pairing, especially when you consider how much Embiid stands to improve with Horford alongside.
Both are tremendous defenders. Brett Brown’s going to play them on the floor together a lot and force opponents to beat them with speed. At least, that’s what I would do.
The offense will be the key. Tobias Harris has a similar role to Tatum, actually. Things will run through him on the perimeter.
It’s great to have the NBA back!
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-3 in BOS last 14 games as an underdog.
- BOS are 20-6-2 ATS in their last 28 Wed. games.
- BOS are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in PHI last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in PHI last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Under is 7-2 in PHI last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction: offense warms slowly, under hits.
Both offenses are going to take some time to warm up, not just here in the first game of the season, but all season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Odds aren’t yet available but a final score prediction is below.
I’ve got this one in the 90s.
NBA Free Prediction: Boston 92 – Philadelphia 95
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