Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers: August 21, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 20, 2020

Friday’s game (August 21, 2020) between the Boston Celtics (48-24, 2-2) and the Philadelphia 76ers (43-30, 0-0) sees the Celtics as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is 214.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of four games slated in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Celtics vs 76ers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -4.5 -115 -105 214.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs 76ers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
76ers (+4.5) Over (214.5) Celtics 111 76ers 109

Head to Head

Boston and Philadelphia have split the six games they’ve played this year. Both the Celtics and the 76ers have 3-3 records against the spread in those contests.

Celtics vs 76ers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/19/2020 Celtics -4.5 214.5 -184 153 128-101 BOS
8/17/2020 Celtics -6.5 217 -275 222 109-101 BOS
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

  • Against the spread, Boston has been strong this season, posting a 42-27-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Celtics have fared well against the spread, putting up a 22-16-2 record.
  • Boston and its opponents have converted the over just 36 times in 74 (48.6%) games this season.

76ers Betting Information

  • In most of Philadelphia’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (39 out of 75 games, 52%).
  • Philadelphia has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 29-41-4 ATS.
  • When they play as 4.5-point underdogs, the 76ers have a record ATS of 5-8.

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 45 60.8% 113.8 224.3 107.2 215.8 221
76ers 41 54.7% 110.5 224.3 108.6 215.8 219.1

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 team with 4.9 assists per contest.
  • Boston’s blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who records 1.3 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a game.
  • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, connecting on 3.2 per game.

76ers Leaders

  • Joel Embiid has 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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