Boston Celtics (@3.1) vs Philadelphia 76ers (@1.4)
24-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Philadelphia 76ers will win

Boston Celtics – Philadelphia 76ers Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 19:40

Boston is thriving with 112.9 ppg at 46.4% from the field and limits is opponents to 106.5 ppg. Boston is 5th in the Eastern Conference with a 35-21 win/loss summary and now ranks 8th in the League. The Celtics are averaging with 45.1 ppg, 26.4 assists, 5.8 blocked shots, and 8.9 steals per outing. The Celtics leading scorer is PG Kyrie Irving with 23.6 ppg, 49.8% in FG shooting, and 86.6% from the free throw stripe. The team is 6h2 ATS in its last 8 matches after a loss in double digits at the TD Garden in Boston and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 meetings with the 76ers.

Brown has the size to fluster Simmons, something that will be used more often given the rookie's consistent ability to get to the rim and finish. Don't be surprised if the Celtics throw multiple bodies at Simmons, chief among them Smart, as they try to wear down a rookie who may feel the pressure to put it all on his shoulders without Embiid running alongside him.

In 2017, it was the trade that sent Markelle Fultz to the Sixers for Jayson Tatum. In this draft, the Celtics traded the 20th pick, Matisse Thybulle to the Sixers for the 24th and 33rd picks. For the second time, these two teams are tied together by a draft night trade. Celtics fans are hoping that the Celtics will have similar luck with this trade. The Celtics traded the 24th pick to Phoenix and took Carsen Edwards with the 33rd pick. Tatum has become an integral part of the Celtics rotation while Fultz has not played more than a handful of games since he was drafted.

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The team is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 matches away from home and 7-1 ATS in its last road matches against the 76ers. Boston is 5th in the East with a 43-28 win/loss slate and now ranks 9th in the League. The Celtics gathered 44.5 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 5.4 blocks, and 8.9 steals per outing. PG Kyrie Irving is the leader of the team in scoring with 23.7 ppg, 49.4% in FG shooting, and 87.2% from the free throw line. Boston is pouring in 112.7 ppg at 46.5% from the field and sets opponents at 107.6 ppg.

The game between the Knicks and the Pelicans on Friday night was halted by an earthquake that set the jumbotron swinging and forced the players to head to the locker rooms. The Orlando/San Antonio game was also halted and the Phoenix and Denver game was cancelled. NBA.com reports that after Arena reviews todays games will be played. So barring another earthquake, this game should go on as planned.

And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals. Theyre enjoying everything, theyre playing together, and theyre playing to win. It hasnt been fun for a long time, Marcus Morris told reporters yesterday. I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench theyre jumping on the court; theyre enjoying their teammates success.

Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring with 27.3 ppg, 48.1% in FG shooting, and 81.1% from the free throw stripe. The team is 1-4 ATS when playing the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center and 2-9 SU at home against Boston in its last 11 matches. Philadelphia is producing 115.1 ppg at 47.2% from the field while restraining other teams to score at 111.7 ppg. Philadelphia is now third in the East with a 45-25 win/loss tally and now ranks 5th in the League. The 76ers gathered 47.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 7.7 steals per ballgame.

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In the meantime, the Celtics are coming off of a 114-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night in a match that secured Denvers place in the Western Conference playoff picture.