Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/20/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/20/2021 – These are two of the best teams in the NBA Eastern Conference and are jocking it out for the best record in their division. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are both looking to bounce back from bad losses as they clash this Wednesday, January 20 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The game starts at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be aired live on NBA TV. Fans who prefer to watch through an online live stream can subscribe to NBA League Pass. Having the homecourt advantage gives the Philadelphia 76ers the advantage as seen by NBA Betting 2021 and gives the Boston Celtics their second consecutive loss.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/20/2021
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/20/2021 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics were not themselves lately as their five-game winning streak just got snapped by the New York Knicks in a 30-point blowout, 75-105. This is a game that they certainly missed Jayson Tatum as the team shot a terrible 30% from the field and a lowly 62% from the free-throw line. Jaylen Brown tried to lift his team with 25 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three triples. The only other person who scored in double-digit scoring is Marcus Smart with 10 points and it took him 15 shots to get to that total. The team will still miss Tatum in this matchup.
Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 10 GP 10 GS 34.6 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.4 OR 6.7 DR 7.1 REB 3.8 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 23.13 PER
J. Brown SG 12 GP 12 GS 33.7 MIN 25.8 PTS 1.3 OR 4.6 DR 5.8 REB 3.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 24.79 PER
M. Smart PG 11 GP 11 GS 32.5 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.5 OR 2.1 DR 2.6 REB 5.6 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 2.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 12.92 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers are just short in their most recent game against the Memphis Grizzlies as they lost by only two points, 104-106. The team still played without Joel Embiid but Dwight Howard was not able to fill it in even by grabbing 18 rebounds and getting three blocks. Shake Milton was the best scorer for the team coming out with a 28-point performance from the bench while Tobias Harris chipped in with 21 points. Ben Simmons contributed with a near triple-double doing 11 points, 16 boards, and nine dimes. The Sixers had a total of 22 turnovers in the entire game and that was costly.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 11 GP 11 GS 31.3 MIN 25 PTS 1.6 OR 9.8 DR 11.5 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 1.5 BLK 3.2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 28.03 PER
T. Harris PF 11 GP 11 GS 32.5 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.4 OR 5.7 DR 7.1 REB 2.9 AST 1.1 STL 1 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.69 PER
S. Curry SG 8 GP 8 GS 30 MIN 17 PTS 0.1 OR 2.1 DR 2.3 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 20.59 PER.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/20/2021 Betting Numbers
Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games.
Jayson Tatum SF COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Mike Scott PF Knee is OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics are just lost without Jayson Tatum while the Philadelphia 76ers are not the same without Joel Embiid. But with more star power left, Online Betting sees the Sixers as the team prevailing in this match against the Celtics.
Moneyline: The ML given to the underdog Celtis is at +185 while the Sixers are -225 at their homecourt.
ATS: It is 5.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Sixers taking the -5.5 while the Celtics have the +5.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams in this matchup is 220 points with the Celtics going over and the Sixers are under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 109, Sixers