Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

 

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The Boston Celtics will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Philadelphia 76ers in the second game of their back-to-back-series on Friday night. The 76ers defeated the Celtics in their last game 117-109 as five-point favorites.

Boston and Philadelphia have split their last 10 games.

Celtics Going For Sixth Win In Seven Games against 76ers

The Celtics had their five-game winning streak against the 76ers snapped when they faced their division rivals on Wednesday. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their sixth win in their last seven games against the 76ers when they play on Friday.

Boston is averaging 110.6 points per game. The team finished with 109 points in their last game, making 47.2 percent of their field goals and 36.4 percent of their three-pointers.

Jaylen Brown led the way for Boston with 26 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Marcus Smart finished with 25 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Daniel Theis 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.

Boston has played well defensively, giving up 110.1 points per game. They gave up 117 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to get the win.

76ers Going For Second Consecutive Win

The 76ers bounced back from their loss to Memphis with a win over the Celtics in their last game, giving them their third win in their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win over the Celtics, which will give them their second in a row and fourth win in five contests.

Philadelphia has played well offensively, averaging 113.8 points per game. They finished with 117 points in their last game, making 46.2 percent of their field goals and 33.3 percent of their three-pointers.

Joel Embiid led the way for Philadelphia with 42 points and 10 rebounds. Tobias Harris finished with 22 points, three rebounds, and five assists, while Shake Milton added 16 points and one rebound for the 76ers.

Philadelphia has also played well defensively, giving up 110.3 points per game. They gave up 109 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to beat the Celtics.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Celtics struggled offensively in their last two games, despite the return of Kemba Walker. Their struggles will continue in this game because the 76ers have played good defense since they returned to full strength and are very active on the glass, especially on the defensive end, which will limit Boston’s second-chance opportunities. The 76ers have also played well offensively, led by Embiid, who has scored more than 40 points and grabbed over 10 rebounds in two of their last three games. He was unstoppable in the first game and will frustrate the Celtics once again as he leads his team to another win over division rivals.

Prediction:
Philadelphia 76ers -4.5

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Celtics are averaging 110.6 points per game and will hit their average against the 76ers, who are giving up 110.1 points per game and 109 points in their last game against the Celtics. The 76ers are averaging 113.8 points per game and will come close to hitting their average against the Celtics, who are giving up 110.1 points per game, which will be enough to push the score over the total.

Prediction:
Over 223.5