The Boston Celtics (8-2) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (8-2) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Wells Fargo Center and televised on ESPN. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Celtics vs 76ers
The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win
In the Celtics’ most recent game against the Knicks, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 35 points while going 13/23 from the field. The Celtics picked up a 114-98 win, and Jaylen Brown also added 22 points which was 2nd on the 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. Across 10 games, the Celtics have a 8-1 record when facing Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 0-1 record in non-conference games.
The Celtics are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 5-4. Boston has covered the spread in four consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 4-1 at home as opposed to 1-3 on the road.
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the 76ers’ most recent game against the Pacers, Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 39 points while going 11/22 from the field. De’Anthony Melton finished 2nd on the team with 30 points, but Philadelphia ended the game with a 132-126 loss.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Celtics, the 76ers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-2. Currently, the team is 1st in the Eastern Conference as well as 1st in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 8-2 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Philadelphia is 6-2 vs. the spread while going 2-0 as the underdog.
Celtics Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Boston offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.6 points per contest. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.1 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Boston is ranked 7th in fewest turnovers per game.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 121.2 points per game (3rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 100 per contest. However, they have been able to make up for this slow style of place by scoring with a high rate of efficiency. This season, they are ranked 5th in made field goals per game.
Celtics Team Defense
At this time, the Celtics’ defense is positioned 4th in the NBA, permitting 105.9 points per game.
The Boston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 43.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Boston.
76ers Team Defense
The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Celtics And 76ers
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jayson Tatum will be the primary scorer for the Celtics, with 18 points and going 7/13 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.4 points per game, along with 8.9 rebounds.
As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50.5% and is averaging 33.1 points per contest.
Celtics vs 76ers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Boston has an ATS record of 1-3-1 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- In their last ten games at home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 108 points per game in these contests.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the 76ers have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
Coming in as the underdogs at +4, we have the 76ers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224, and our model projects the Celtics and 76ers to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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