Philadelphia 76ers VS Boston Celtics

NBA Basketball 07:30 PM EST

Wednesday

10/23/2019

ESPN

Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5

Over/Under: 230.5

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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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An Atlantic Division showdown will take place in the Eastern Conference at the Wells Fargo Center between the Boston Celtics and the 76ers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening. The Celtics had a 4-game winning streak in the preseason matches after its first game loss to the Milwaukee Bucks (91-116) at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The loss was followed by 4 straight games won starting with the visiting Charlotte Hornets (107-106), over the Magic (100-75) at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, and back to back wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a respective score of 118-72 and 118-95.

The Boston Celtics finished last year’s competition with a 49-33 win/loss cap on 4th place; qualified in the playoffs but lost to the Milwaukee Bucks (4-1) in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. This season, the Celtics will be starting with Forward Jatson Tatum, Forward Gordon Hayward, Guard Marcus Smart, Forward Grant Williams, and Rookie Guard Carsen Edwards. Leading the points production department with 15.3 ppg is PG Carsen Edwards, Center Enes Canter in rebounds (6.3 rpg), and Guard Tremont Waters in assists (4.0 apg). Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 matches with the 76ers and 16-4 SU in its last 20 games against Philadelphia.

While in Philadelphia, the 76ers will field SF Tobias Harris, PG Josh Richardson, SF Ben Simmons, PF Al Horford (former Celtics), and Center Joel Embiid to send off its campaign for the 2019-2020 NBA Championship. Philadelphia won its first 4 matches of the preseason starting with Guangzhou Loong Lions (144-86), Charlotte Hornets (100-87), Orlando Magic (126-94), Detroit Pistons (106-86) but lost its recent match to the visiting Washington Wizards (93-112).

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 10/23/2019

The 76ers finished their last season campaign with a 51-31 win/loss record and stood at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia won the NBA Season Conference first round playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (4-1) but lost at the semi final playoff rounds to the Toronto Raptors (3-4). The Raptors went on to win the NBA Championship last season. In the preseason games of this year, the 76ers ranked 11th in points per game, 2nd in assists per game, 2nd in rebounds per game, and 2nd in points allowed per game. Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 matches at home against the Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA Pick for the season opener is the Philadelphia 76ers -5.5. The Celtics extended F Jaylen Brown’s contract to another 4 years to the tune of $114 million. Brown produces 11.2 ppg in 3 NBA seasons including 13.9 ppg in last year’s playoffs. Boston has no reported injuries. The 76ers have SF James Ennis (calf) and PG Ben Simmons (back) will probably play against the Celtics on Wednesday. The rivalry of these squads goes way back and will continue to be close all season long. But the 76ers will hold their line at home and win this one to a predicted score of 118-113.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: October 23, 2019

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5

NBA Totals Odds: 230.5

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