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Philadelphia 76ers (43-31) at Boston Celtics (49-24)
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Ricky's 5* play on Boston.
Key Angle: It's important to remember that Ricky never makes a bet on any game based on just one angle. In order to make the grade, all his premium picks must meet several important criteria. He doesn't share all his secrets within his analysis, instead he chooses to reveal only the angle that he feels is the most significant. Here in this game the recent history of these two teams is particularly significant.
- The Celtics are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 playoff games as a favorite.
- The Celtics are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 Conference Quarterfinals games.
- The 76ers are 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
Verdict: The Sixers are going nowhere without Ben Simmons.