2020 Celtics vs. 76ers Odds and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Lines & Free Pick

  • The 76ers are the 2.5-point favorites over the Boston Celtics in the latest NBA betting lines. Boston leads the all-time regular-season series 261-189, but the 76ers have won the last three games.
  • Boston is looking to dust themselves off after a disappointing 99-94 loss on the road. Meanwhile, the 76ers are fresh off a 120-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Boston Celtics head to the City of Brotherly Love hoping to get back in the saddle after losing to the San Antonio. The 76ers have the home-court advantage, but can they win without Joel Embiid? Keep reading to get the free pick! Keep reading to get the free pick!

  • When: January 09, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center
  • NBA Betting Lines: 76ers -2.5
  • Over/Under: 215.5
  • Moneyline: Celtics +117 vs. 76ers -137

Betting on the Celtics?

Yesterday, Boston lost at home to San Antonio by five points. There’s no better way of getting back in the saddle than with a win over a strong team, which is what they’re looking tonight against Philadelphia.

Boston looked like they were giving the Bucks a run for their money in the conference, for a while. But, the Celtics just lost back-to-back, to the Wizards and Spurs, heading into this game and they must win not to fall too far behind.

The Celtics get a break in that the 76ers will be without star Joel Embiid, who hurt his finger in their game against OKC and is benched tonight.

 Embiid’s absence is a big leg up to Boston’s chances of winning tonight, but Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum have to get back to scoring, and Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward need to do a better job at grabbing rebounds. 

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 105.67
  • Halftime Score: 58.67
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.32%
  • Rebounds: 40.00
  • 3 Point Shots: 30/89
  • Steals: 3.00

Betting on the 76ers?

The 76ers did an excellent job at stopping a four-game losing streak by winning over the Thunder on Monday night. However, Philly may have some problems to win without Embiid.

Apart from Embiid, there isn’t any other player in the lineup that’s performing all too well offensively. Philadelphia’s win over OKC was the first of five games that they reached 120 points. In the four games the 76ers lost, they only averaged 104.5 points per game.

The burden falls on Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, and Al Horford to pick up the slack left by Embiid. The three are solid players and are putting up good numbers, but the bench will have to make an extra effort if Philadelphia wants to win.

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 113.33
  • Halftime Score: 54.33
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.58%
  • Rebounds: 53.67
  • 3 Point Shots: 32/90
  • Steals: 5.00

Betting Trends

  • Boston is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last six games.
  • Boston is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last ten games.
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in their last five games.

Insider Prediction: Embiid’s absence will make it hard for the 76ers to score. Kemba Walker and the rest of the Celtics will step up tonight and pull off an upset.

Pick: Celtics +2.5