Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs. Celtics NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(18-7) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (17-5)
Date: Thursday, December 12
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers +105| Celtics -116
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers +1.5 | Celtics -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 210
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Thursday, December 12th finds Atlantic Division rivals the Philadelphia 76ers and. Boston Celtics facing each other for the second time in the 2019-20 season. In the first meeting on October 23d, the Celtics won 107-93 extending their current win streak over the Cavaliers to five in a row.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Celtics winning three of the four games in the series. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the 76ers in 261 of their 449 matches.
In the last game out the 76ers extended their home unbeaten record to 13-0 and now they’ll try to take down one of the two other unbeaten home clubs in the Celtics who are 10-0 at the TD Garden.
In the win over the Nuggets, the 76ers dominated the match but once again had to hold off their opponent down the stretch as Denver attempted to claw back into the match.
Joel Embiid got the better of his counterpart Nikola Jokic by scoring a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds while also adding six assists.
A trio of 76ers reached double figures with Tobias Harris (20) rookie Matisse Thybulle (13) and Al Horford (11) each contributing.
On the season, Joel Embiid is the team leader in scoring (22.0) and rebounds (12.4). Ben Simmons leads the team in assists (8.4), steals (2.2) and field goal percent (57.0%). Al Horford tops the blocks category with 1.0 per game.
Josh Richardson returned to the lineup after missing six games due to a sore hamstring and had minimal effect scoring just three points. Jonah Bolden has been removed from the injury list after missing eight games due to an Achilles strain.
Zhaire Smith has a right lower-leg injury which will once again keep him out of the lineup versus the Celtics on Thursday.
The Celtics thrive on the TD Garden home court where they are unbeaten in 10 games but their luck isn’t quite as stellar on the road where they are 7-6 having lost to the Pacers on Wednesday 122-117.
In the loss, Kemba Walker scored 44 points along with seven assists, three rebounds and two steals. He was joined by Jaylen Brown (18), Jayson Tatum (16), Brad Wannamaker (12) and Daniel Theis (11) who each contributed with double-figure scores.
On the season, Kemba Walker is the team leader in scoring (22.8) and assists (5.2). Jayson Tatum tops the ladder for rebounds (7.1) and steals (1.5) while Jaylen Brown tops field goal percent (50.5) and Daniel Theis is the blocks leader (1.5).
Gordon Hayward got hit in the nose during the Pacers game forcing him to exit and is questionable for the match versus the 76ers on Thursday.
The eye laceration Marcus Smart received has led to an infection that has kept him out the past two matches and he is questionable for Thursday.
Romeo Lanford is suffering from a right ankle sprain which kept him out of the lineup the last three games while Robert Williams III is dealing with a sore left hip which kept him out of the last two matches. Neither will play on Thursday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Cavaliers are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Philly entered the season as most pundits pick to win the Eastern Conference but despite their record especially at home they still have issues in clutch time.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
The Celtics are slight favorites given their home court prowess and both squads are strong defensively but the 76ers are gigantic in comparison to Boston. Rebounding will be key especially the offensive glass, but until the Bean Town crew loses at home it’s hard to bet against them especially with small spreads.
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