Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics - 1/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Wells Fargo Center)
PHI -2.5 . Total 216.5
The Boston Celtics are on the road for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics are (25-9), coming off a 99-94 loss to the Washington Wizards. The 76ers are (24-14), after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 120-113.
In the Celtics loss to the Wizards, Boston was guided throughout the game by Jaylen Brown. Brown connected on 7 of 22 attempts from the floor, making 7 foul shots, totaling 23 points and 12 rebounds. The Celtics shot 35% from the floor and 21% from 3-point range. Boston allowed the Wizards to shoot 46% from the floor. Boston only managed 94 points against a Wizards defense that has been known to give up quite a bit of points.
In the 76ers win over the Thunder, Philadelphia was led offensively by Josh Richardson. Richardson connected on 9 of 17 attempts from the floor, making 3 foul shots, registering 23 points. The 76ers shot 51% from the floor and 50% from 3-point range. The 76ers were out rebounded, 60 to 46. Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points in the game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Celtics are 20-12-2 ATS this season.
The under is 20-14 in Celtics games this year.
76ers are 17-20-1 ATS this season.
The under is 19-18-1 in 76ers games this year.
The Celtics are 11-7 on the road this year, while the 76ers are a stellar 17-2 at home. A key area of note, Joel Embiid will miss this game, as he was downgraded to "OUT". This will be a huge loss for the 76ers and their inside presence. Boston has been great this year, posting a 25-9 record. Philadelphia has shown, the 76ers are not the same without Embiid. I'll take Boston on the road in this one. Final score prediction, Celtics will outright win, 108-101.