Philadelphia 76ers Host Boston Celtics in Renewal of Rivalry on ESPN

Philadelphia 76ers Host Boston Celtics in Renewal of Rivalry on ESPN

January 20th, 2021 NBA Basketball, Online Betting

A clear difference is already seen with the 76ers this season. Doc Rivers brings coaching gravitas that translates into success. Most important of all is that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are back healthy. Philadelphia had NBA betting struggles without them last season. Simmons is the NBA’s ultimate Swiss Army Knife. While Embiid is the best center in the game. Boston is the co-favorite with Philadelphia to win the Atlantic Division. However, they will be shorthanded on Wednesday. Jayson Tatum is out with an illness. Gamblers have severe doubts about the Celtics’ depth quality.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Information

Date and Time:Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Celtics at 76ers TV Coverage:ESPN
Celtics at 76ers Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Celtics+5 (-110)220½ (-110)+175
76ers-5 (-110)220½ (-110)-210
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Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, we have ancient rivals in good form. Boston faces online betting doubts about their ability to pay without Tatum. Squares will avoid them in this one.

Boston Celtics Team Overview

Late on, the Celtics have covered four of their last five. Three of the previous four have stayed under. Boston is 8-4 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 6-6 over and under. First place in the Atlantic Division is between the Celtics and 76ers. NBA metrics have Boston ranked 15th for scoring and 12th for points allowed. The Celtics rank 6th for defensive rebounding.

Guard Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.8 points per game. Of course, with Tatum out, the burden will be on Brown.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Overview

Philadelphia has covered only two of their last seven games. And then five of their previous seven cleared the total. The 76ers are 9-5 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 6-8 under the total. Philadelphia ranks 11th for scoring offense and 16th for points allowed. Correlate a ranking of first for defending opposition field goals. The Sixers rank 6th for offensive rebounding.

First on the 76ers scored sheet is center Joel Embiid with 25 points per game. Embiid leads the team in rebounds with 11.5 per game. While guard Ben Simmons is at 12.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per contest.

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Against the Spread

  • The Celtics are 58-39-4 against the spread overall
  • Boston has lost just 13 of their last 38 games to the odds on the road
  • In Atlantic Division games, the Celtics are 17-12 on the board
  • In all games, Boston is 47-53-1 under the total
  • On the road, the Celtics are 18-20 to the under
  • In Atlantic Division games, Boston is 11-18 under the spread
  • Overall, the 76ers are 39-48-4 against the spread
  • At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia is 24-13-2 on the board
  • In Atlantic Division games, the 76ers are 12-11 vs. the odds
  • Philadelphia is 46-44-1 over the total
  • The 76ers are 23-15-1 over the number at home
  • Against Atlantic Division teams, Philadelphia is 9-13-1 to the under

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Head-to-Head vs. Spread

Boston has covered four of their last five games against the 76ers
Five of the last six between these teams stayed under
Specifically, at Philadelphia, the 76ers paid in three of their last five against Boston Four of the last five in this series at Wells Fargo Center stayed under.

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers SBG Free Pick

As mentioned earlier, the Celtics aren’t healthy for NBA betting at Philadelphia.

Celtics at 76ers SBG Best Bet: Boston Celtics.

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