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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 NBA Odds, Prediction

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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10-23-2019 NBA Odds, Prediction

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 – The Boston Celtics will be gunning for a big statement on opening night, as they lock horns with fellow Eastern Conference heavyweight, Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. All-Star and All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker will be making his Celtics debut, going up against former Boston big man Al Horford who will now protect the paint alongside superstar Joel Embiid. Based on the odds at top sports betting sites, the Sixers are coming in as the favorites, but everybody knows the Celtics are very much capable of pulling off a big win.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019

When: Wednesday, 10/23/2019 7:30 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +6 (-109) 220 o (-110) +209

Philadelphia 76ers
-6 (-109) 220 u (-110) -263
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Celtics are moving on from the Kyrie Irving saga with a new point guard in Kemba Walker. While many NBA experts think Kemba is a level below Kyrie, itโ€™s evident that Boston clearly wants chemistry over talent this time around. Moreover, the decision to sign Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million contract extension only means Celtics GM Danny Ainge is very optimistic with the core group of Brown, Walker and Jayson Tatum going forward.

Players to Watch: Kemba Walkers (25.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 5.9 APG*) Jaylen Brown (13.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG and 1.4 APG*), and Jayson Tatum (15.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 2.1 APG*)

Philadelphia 76ers Betting

The 76ers might have lost star swingman Jimmy Butler, but they added in former All-Star power forward Al Horford to add more ceiling in their frontcourt. All of a sudden, the Sixers will be fielding perhaps the tallest lineup in years with 6-foot-8 Josh Richardson and 6-foot-11 Ben Simmons sharing the backcourt, 6-foot-9 Tobias Harris, 6-foot-11 Horford and 7-foot-1 Joel Embiid manning the paint.

Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (27.5 PPG, 13.6 RPG and 3.7 APG*), Ben Simmons (16.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG and 7.7 APG*), and Tobias Harris (18.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG and 2.9 APG*).

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games.
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.
Celtics are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against Philadelphia.
Boston is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Boston is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games played in October.

Philadelphia 76ers

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games.
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia is 7-13 SU in their last 20 games played in October.
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Illness is probable Wednesday vs Philadelphia

Tacko Fall C Knee is OUT Wednesday vs Philadelphia

Philadelphia 76ers

James Ennis III SF Calf is probable Wednesday vs Boston

Ben Simmons PG Back is probable Wednesday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
43-46-2 Against the Spread 46-48
49-40-2 Straight Up 46-47-1
111 Points per Game 114
107 Points Allowed per Game 111
46.12 Offensive FG% 46.95
80.23 Offensive FT% 77.35
36.28 Offensive 3PT% 35.58
44.58 Defensive FG% 45.22
75.82 Defensive FT% 77.39
34.31 Defensive 3PT% 33.73

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks

The Celtics went undefeated in four preseason matches, holding three of their opponents under 100 points. The Sixers sport a 4-1 preseason record with their only loss coming against the Washington Wizards 122-93 on the final day of preseason.

Moneyline: According to ESPN basketball power index, the Sixers are the heavy favorite at 63.4 percent. NBA betting is going to be tricky for this game since these Atlantic Division rivals are familiar with each otherโ€™s offensive and defensive schemes. However, I think the Celtics will come through with a surprising win in this one with Tatum delivering a big game.

ATS: Boston has an impressive 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Philadelphia. It only shows they really know how to play the Sixers.

TOTALs: Boston averaged 111.3 points per game last season while Philadelphia scored 114.5 per contest. Both teams will still break the 100-point mark, but the defensive nature of the game in the closing minutes might prevent them from exceeding the total set by bookies at 220.

Score Prediction: 105 – 103 Boston