Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Celtics and 76ers. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The Celtics are the favorites in this Atlantic division matchup against the 76ers. The over/under for the game is set at 224 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 10 threes.
Will Boston Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Celtics will be looking to build on their current three game winning streak and their overall record is currently 8-2. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 2nd, and they are 2nd in the Atlantic division.
Boston has an overall ATS record of 5-4 as they come into today’s game. In their last four home games, Boston has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 4-1 at home compared to 1-3 on the road.
The Celtics offense is coming off a game in which they scored 114 points vs. the Knicks. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.6% while connecting on 19 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 28.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jaylen Brown also maintains a PPG average of 22.9 heading into game.
Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 4th rank in the NBA, allowing 105.9 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Celtics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 49.8% and 34.1% from three-point territory.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
Facing the Celtics today, the 76ers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 8-2. The team currently sits 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st place in the Atlantic division.
Presently, Philadelphia boasts an ATS record of 8-2, which is above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Philadelphia is 6-2 vs. the spread while going 2-0 as the underdog.
Philadelphia’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 126 points against the Pacers. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 34/35 free throws. For the season, the 76ers offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 10.7 made three’s per contest.
Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 111.7 points per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.3% while allowing 35.2% from downtown.