Philadelphia 76ers VS Boston Celtics

NBA Basketball 07:30 PM ET

Thursday

12/15/2020

TNT, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Boston

Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -3

Over/Under: 218.5

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The Boston Celtics will march towards Wells Fargo Center to exchange hoops with the 76ers in Philadelphia,Tuesday evening. The Boston Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in 6 games last season. The Celtics will be an awkward sight without Sf Gordon Hayward from its roster who is now with the Charlotte Hornets after a trade. Kemba will momentarily stay on the bench with a minor knee injury and will probably play in January 2021.

The Celtics capped their previous season at 48-24 and ranked 4th in offensive and defensive efficiency. Boston will remain a team to reckon with with SF Jayson Tatum (23.4 ppg), SG Jaylen Brown (20.3 ppg), and PG Kemba Walker (20.4 ppg). The team has the potential to be in the NBA Finals this season. Rising players like SF Semi Ojeleye, Center Robert Williams, and PG Carsen Edwards will have the opportunity for more playing time and so will Center Tacko Fall. PF Tristan Thompson is not sure to play with a hamstring problem.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 12/15/2020

Meanwhile, The Philadelphia 76ers suffered an overwhelming defeat after the Celtics swept them off the courts in the first round of the Eastern Conference last season. The team earned a 43-30 recap in the previous season under Brett Brown. Heading the 76ers is new head coach Doc Rivers to squeeze out the potential in Center Joel Embiid (23.0ppg) and PG Ben Simmons (16.4 ppg) in this year’s competitions. Philadelphia ranked 13th in the league in offensive efficiency and 8th in defensive efficiency.

SF Furkhan Korkmaz, PG Shake Milton, and SF Terrance Fferguson will have more time to showcase their skills in the preseason matches but SF Matisse Thybulle ison a day to day status with an ankle injury. Adding to the 76ers roster is SG Seth Curry and SF Danny Green for more sharpshooters in the lineup. Center Dwight Howard is also in the band wagon for more size and strength in the paint.

The Philadelphia 76ers posted a 43-30 record during the 2019 season and were swept by Boston in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Head coach Brett Brown was fired and the 76ers moved very quickly to replace him with Doc Rivers. Philadelphia ranked 13th in the league in offensive efficiency and 8th in defensive efficiency.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA pick is the Philadelphia 76ers. PG Kemba Walker (knee) and Center Daniel Theis (back) will be out in the preseason games. The Philadelphia 76ers gained reinforcements this year and will be an exciting team to watch. Philadelphia will win this battle predicted to a score of 111-107.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:30 P.M. ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Date: Monday, December 15, 2020

TV: TNT, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Boston

NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -3

NBA Totals: 218.5

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