Boston Celtics (8-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.8 points and 3.8 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walkr is grabbing three rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 25 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.1 points and 2.9 assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 35-13-4 ATS in their last 52 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are going to be the favorite here, but the value is with the 76ers and the free points. The Boston Celtics have not only owned the 76ers over the years, which includes five straight victories, but they're also coming off a brutal blowout loss to the Knicks. If the Celtics can't get up for this game and put together an honest effort, something is wrong. Both teams limited roster wise, I want the Celtics and the free buckets.