Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers August 23, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 22, 2020

Sunday’s matchup (August 23, 2020) between the Boston Celtics (48-24, 3-0) and the Philadelphia 76ers (43-30, 0-3) sees the Celtics as 6-point favorites. The over/under is 217.5 points for the matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two teams 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 -6 -115 -105 217.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs 76ers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
76ers (+6) Over (217.5) Celtics 112 76ers 108

Head to Head

In seven head-to-head matchups this year, Boston has a 4-3 record against Philadelphia. The Celtics also have a 4-3 record against the spread when taking on the 76ers.

Celtics vs 76ers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/21/2020 Celtics -6 216.5 -245 199 102-94 BOS
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

  • Boston and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the over in 37 of 75 games this season (49.3%).
  • Boston has been good against the spread this season, posting a 43-27-5 record.
  • The Celtics fare well when favored by at least 6 points, posting a 16-13-2 record against the spread.

76ers Betting Information

  • Philadelphia has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 29-42-4 ATS.
  • The 76ers have not fared well as a 6-point underdog, going 2-7 against the spread when they are at least 6-point underdogs.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 39 of 76 (51.3%).

Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs 76ers Total Facts
Games Over 217.5 % of Games Over 217.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 40 53.3% 113.6 223.9 107 215.5 220.6
76ers 38 50% 110.3 223.9 108.5 215.5 218.8

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who puts up 23.4 points per game.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 4.9 assists per game and Enes Kanter paces the squad with 7.4 rebounds per outing.
  • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from beyond the arc. He connects on 3.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace Boston.

76ers Leaders

  • Joel Embiid is at the top of the 76ers scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 23.0 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game this season.
  • Ben Simmons holds the title of Philadelphia assist leader, dishing out 8.0 assists per game this season.
  • Furkan Korkmaz is tops from three-point range for the 76ers, knocking down 2.0 threes per game.
  • Simmons is at the top of Philadelphia’s steals hierarchy with 2.1 steals per game and Norvel Pelle leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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