Boston Celtics VS Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Basketball 06:30 PM ET

Thursday

08/17/2020

ESPN

Spread: Boston Celtics -5.5

Over/Under: 224.5

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The Philadelphia 76ers will step into the HP Field House for a battle with the Boston Celtics in Kissimmee, Florida on August 17, 2020, 6:30 PM, ET. The 6th seed 76ers routed the Houston Rockets to a score of 134-96, pulling them out from a 3-game slump at the AdventHealth Arena, Saturday. 76ers SF Tobias Harris delivered 18 points while Center Joel Embiid played for 22 minutes bringing in 14, SG Alec Burks had 16, PG Raul Neto made 14, SG Furkan Korkmaz pitched in 12, SG  Shake Milton drove in with 11 while Center Al Horford and PF Mike Scott contributed 10 points each. Philadelphia is 6th seed at 43-30 in the Eastern Conference.

The 76ers will face one of the Atlantic Division playoff qualifiers with 110.7 ppg at 47.5% from the field while holding off other teams at 108.4 ppg. Philadelphia earned 45.5 rebounds, 25.8 assists,5.3 blocks, and 8.0 steals per meeting. Harris is the leading scorer of the team with 19.6 ppg, 47.1% FG shooting, and 80.6% from the free throw spot. Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against the Celtics and 4-16 ATS in its last 20 outings down the road.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Predictions 8/17/2020

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics secured their right to be in 3rd seed earlier before their recent loss to the Wizards to a score of 90-96 at the AdventHealth Center, Thursday. Boston rested its key players in their loss to Washington with Rookie SG Javonte Green leading the pack with 23 season-high points and PF Semi Ojeleye bringing in 13 points and 8 boards. The team is officially in 3rd seed at 48-24 in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics will stand up to the 76ers with 113.7 ppg at 47.8% from the field while holding off other teams at 108.4 ppg. Boston plays with 46.1 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.6 blocks, and 8.3 steals per encounter. Leading the team’s scoring line is SF Jayson Tatum with 23.4 ppg, 45.0% FG shooting, and 81.2% from the foul line. Boston is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 home matches and 13-2 SU in its last 15 meetings with the 76ers at home.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics. The NBA Pick for this game is the Boston Celtics  -5.5. Both squads are in for tough close quarter battle competitions. It’s just too bad that PG Ben Simmons is out for the season with a knee injury. The Celtics is 5-2SU in their last 7 encounters. But Philadelphia has the talent to pull this playoff match through. The Celtics will win this contest but will fall in the spread to a predicted score of 114-110.

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NBA Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: August 17, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS: Boston Celtics -5.5

NBA Totals: 224.5

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