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2022 NBA Handicapping
(21-21) Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (23-17)
Date: Friday, January 14th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics | 76ers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
Friday, January 14th, finds the Boston Celtics facing the Philadelphia 76ers for the third time this season with each team winning once prior. Boston won the initial match on December 1st (88-87) while Philly won on December 20th (108-103). The Atlantic Division rivals will play once more in Philly on February 15th.
Both teams last played on Wednesday with the Celtics defeating the Pacers 119-100 while the 76ers lost 98-109 to the Hornets.
Last season, the squads played three times with the 76ers sweeping the regular-season series. The Celtics hold the advantage all-time having won 263 times of the club’s 457 meetings.
For the second time in three days the Celtics defeated the Pacers. In both matches against Indy the superstar duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were able to simultaneously produce and thrive.
Brown led the way with 34 points, five rebounds, and three assists while Tatum wasn’t far behind with 33 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Dennis Schroder also had a good effort with 23 points, two rebounds, three assists, and a steal and was the only other double-figure scorer. While the three starters produced the bench struggled and were outscored 30 to 16 by the Pacers reserves.
The Celtics possess the 22nd ranked offense (108.6), the fifth ranked defense (106.9) and register a net differential of plus +1.7 which ranks 12th.
The only player listed on the Celtics injury report is Marcus Smart who suffered a thigh injury two games ago and is listed as questionable for Friday.
Five Sixers scored in double-figures versus the Hornets but it wasn’t enough to extend their win streak to eight. Joel Embiid as per usual led the way with 31 points, six rebounds, and three assists plus a block.
Tobias Harris offered 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and a steal. Furkan Korkmaz (14), Tyrese Maxey (10), and Seth Curry (10) were the other double-figure scorers. While the 76ers reserves outscored the Hornets 30-17 it was the Hornets starters who feasted outscoring the 76ers starters 92 to 68.
On the season the 76ers possess the 11th ranked offense (110.7), the 13th ranked defense (108.7) and register a net differential of plus +2.0 which ranks 10th.
Other areas of the game the 76ers perform well are they protect the ball with only 12.6 turnovers per game (ranks third fewest), rank fourth in blocks (5.8), and take advantage of the charity stripe making the fourth most (17.9).
Jaden Springer (quarantine) and Shake Milton (back) are questionable. Tyrese Maxey (quarantine) is out indefinitely while Ben Simmons remains out under suspension as the Sixers continue to shop for a trade partner to move him.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head matches
- The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Celtics are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games played in January.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Although the Celtics have recently experienced Tatum and Brown simultaneously producing in games those efforts came against the Knicks and Pacers. They’ll have to replicate that effort against an elite club for me to buy stock in their ability to do it consistently.
Meanwhile, Embiid needs more consistent performances from his supporting cast as he’s been feasting but can’t do it alone.
Although Robert Williams has played great lately, the matchup to slow Embiid is a tough task and I like the 76ers big man to win that battle and propel his team to the victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers -3.5
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