Philadelphia 76ers (11-10) vs. Boston Celtics (11-10)
December 1, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -2; Over/Under: -210.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Philadelphia 76ers need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning five of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.8 points and 4 assists, while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.1 points and 3.9 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 2.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.4 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Celtics are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Wednesday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Celtics last 14 overall. The 76ers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Boston and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are getting healthier, but they’re still not playing great, and they have some bizarre losses even with Embiid on the court. The Boston Celtics have beaten up on the 76ers over the years, and they’re winning their last five games by an average of 1.8 points despite not shooting well. At home, I have to lay the bucket with the Celtics. The 76ers have some showing and proving to do.