Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics - 1/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (25-10) at Philadelphia 76ers (24-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.5 points and 5.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last five road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.6 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won three straight home games.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in 76ers last 10 overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Boston Celtics are in a tough schedule spot considering they're on the end of a back to back and just lost at home to the Spurs. The Philadelphia 76ers have been hot and cold this season and will be without Embiid, but they're winning at home by an average of 9.7 points this season and are shooting 47.8 percent from the field. I have to lay the bucket with the 76ers at home give how consistent they are at home and having the rest advantage in a big game.