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(33-10) Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (19-19)
Date: Thursday January 11th
Time: 3:00PM EST
Venue: O2 Arena, London, England
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -130
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -2
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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The Boston Celtics are arguably the best team in the Eastern conference at this point of the season, and take to the road against the young upstart Philadelphia 76ers Thursday afternoon. In a rare early afternoon game. The Celtics have won six in a row. The 76ers are starting to play better this season and have won four straight.
The Celtics and 76ers have faced each other twice this season. The Celtics won both meeting. The most recent game was November 30th with the Celtics getting the win, 108-97.
The Boston Celtics are the best team in the East. The team is 33-10, and has recently won six in a row. The off season trade for Kyrie Irving, and the drafting of rookie Jayson Tatum has been key to the success of the Celtics this year. The team also has all star guard Gordon Heyward, but he is out for the year with a ankle injury.
In their last game, the Celtics played poorly, but beat the the Brooklyn Nets, 87-85. The Celtics shot a terrible 37.8 percent from the floor and 27.8 percent from three point land in the win. Kyrie Irving did not shoot well, but played well enough for the Celtics to win. He finished with 21 points on 8 of 22 shooting.
Boston has had success this year against Philadelphia. The Celtics are 2-0 this year, when facing the 76ers. The Celtics shot the ball well in their most recent matchup, shooting 50.6 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from three point range.
Kyrie Irving has played well in both matchups this year against the 76ers. He had 36 points in the most recent matchup November 30th and 21 points in the first game against Boston in October. Look for Irving to score 25 or better against a soft 76ers defense in Thursday’s game.
The Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA defensively this season. The team is allowing 97.6 points per game this year. Good enough for first in the NBA this season.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the media by storm early in the year, but hit a rough patch before righting the ship the past four games. The 76ers are 4-1 over their last five and 19-19 on the season. Philadelphia recent beat the Detroit Pistons, 114-78. The 76ers shot 48.9 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from three point land in the win.
Young star Ben Simmons had 19 points and nine assists, while the “Process” Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 23 points. If Philadelphia is going to beat the Celtics for the first time this season, they are going to have to play better than the previous two games against the Celtics.
Ben Simmons had 15 points in the most recent meeting and Joel Embiid did not play in the loss. Look for Embiid’s presence in the paint at home to be a factor for the 76ers in the third meeting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in BOS last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- BOS are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in PHI last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The Boston Celtics are the best defensive team in the NBA this year. Look for the Celtics defense to frustrate the young 76ers at home. Kyrie Irving is going to need a big game from a role player in this one.
The 76ers are looking to avenge the two losses against the Celtics. Joel Embiid is going to play a big role for Philadelphia. Ben Simmons should play better than he has in the previous two meeting against Boston.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers +2
The 76ers are going to be at full strength this time they face the Celtics. Take Philadelphia at home to get the close win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: 76ers 104 – Celtics 101
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