Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers - 1/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (10-5) vs Boston Celtics (8-5)
Game Info: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers meet once again at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night.
The Boston Celtics have been in decent form as they’ve won eight of their first 13 games, but they will be looking for revenge in this one after falling short against the 76ers in a 117-109 road loss on Wednesday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 26 points on 10 of 24 shooting, Marcus Smart added 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting, Daniel Theis scored 23 points on 10 of 11 shooting off the bench while Kemba Walker chipped in with 19 points and six assists in 22 minutes of action. As a team, the Celtics shot 47 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line as they poured in a combined 67 points in the second and third quarters to lead by as many as nine points, before going ice-cold when it mattered most as they scored just 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in decent shape as they’ve won three of their last four games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Celtics on Wednesday. Joel Embiid led the way with a game-high 42 points on 12 of 19 shooting, Tobias Harris added 22 points on nine of 17 shooting while Shake Milton chipped in with 16 points off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 27 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble heading into the fourth quarter, before Embiid took over in the fourth quarter. Ben Simmons had a quiet yet effective game of 11 points with eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals on two of five shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss. The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 40-19-1 ATS in their last 60 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall, the Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Philadelphia and the Celtics are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings overall.
The Celtics will be out for revenge in this one after falling to the 76res on Wednesday and they’ll like the news is that Kemba Walker’s minutes restriction has been increased from this point after he played just 21 minutes on Wednesday. The 76ers have been in fine form and they will be looking to continue their run after Embiid led the way on Wednesday. It’s always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, especially a team as well coached as the Celtics, that’s why I’m taking the points where I can as I think this one goes down to the wire.