Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers: August 17, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

On Monday (August 17, 2020), the Boston Celtics (48-24, 0-0) square off with the Philadelphia 76ers (43-30, 0-0) in a game that Boston is currently a favorite by 5.5 points. A 218.5-point over/under is set for the matchup. The clash between these two teams is one of eight contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Celtics vs 76ers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -5.5 -115 -105 218.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs 76ers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-5.5) Over (218.5) Celtics 114 76ers 106

Head to Head

Philadelphia has a 3-1 record in head-to-head meetings with Boston this season. The 76ers have an advantage against the spread as well (3-1) when squaring off against the Celtics.

Celtics vs 76ers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/1/2020 76ers -1 212.5 -114 -106 116-95 BOS
1/9/2020 76ers -1.5 218 -117 -104 109-98 PHI
12/12/2019 Celtics -1 212.5 -114 -106 115-109 PHI
10/23/2019 76ers -5.5 214.5 -245 202 107-93 PHI

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston and its opponents have converted the over just 35 times in 72 (48.6%) games this season.
  • Against the spread, Boston has been strong this season, posting a 40-27-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Celtics have fared well against the spread, compiling an 18-13-2 record.

76ers Betting Information

  • In most of Philadelphia’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (38 out of 73 games, 52.1%).
  • Philadelphia has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 29-39-4 ATS.
  • When they play as 5.5-point underdogs, the 76ers have a record ATS of 4-5.

Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs 76ers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 36 50% 113.7 224.4 107.3 215.7 221
76ers 37 50.7% 110.7 224.4 108.4 215.7 219.1

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 23.4 points per game.
  • Enes Kanter paces Boston with 7.4 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart leads the squad with 4.9 assists per outing.
  • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, hitting 3.2 per game.
  • Boston’s blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who collects 1.3 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a game.

76ers Leaders

  • Joel Embiid holds the top 76ers spot in two categories: scoring (23.0 points per game) and rebounding (11.6 rebounds per game).
  • The Philadelphia leader in assists is Ben Simmons with 8.0 assists per game.
  • Philadelphia’s Simmons has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 2.1 per game and Norvel Pelle is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Furkan Korkmaz leads the 76ers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.0 made threes per game.

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