Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers: August 19, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 18, 2020

Wednesday’s matchup (August 19, 2020) between the Boston Celtics (48-24, 1-1) and the Philadelphia 76ers (43-30, 0-0) features the Celtics as solid 6.5-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 213.5. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of four contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET.

Betting Information

Celtics vs 76ers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -6.5 -142 -111 213.5 -133 -125

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs 76ers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-6.5) Over (213.5) Celtics 114 76ers 106

Head to Head

After five head-to-head meetings this season, Philadelphia has a 3-2 record against Boston. The 76ers also have a 3-2 record against the spread when playing the Celtics.

Celtics vs 76ers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/17/2020 Celtics -6.5 217 -275 222 109-101 BOS
2/1/2020 76ers -1 212.5 -114 -106 116-95 BOS
1/9/2020 76ers -1.5 218 -117 -104 109-98 PHI
12/12/2019 Celtics -1 212.5 -114 -106 115-109 PHI
10/23/2019 76ers -5.5 214.5 -245 202 107-93 PHI

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston has been good against the spread this season, posting a 41-27-5 record.
  • The Celtics fare well when favored by at least 6.5 points, posting a 15-11-1 record against the spread.
  • Boston has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the total, doing so 35 times in 73 contests (47.9%).

76ers Betting Information

  • Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 38 of 74 (51.4%).
  • Philadelphia has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 29-40-4 ATS.
  • The 76ers have not fared well as a 6.5-point underdog, going 1-6 against the spread when they are at least 6.5-point underdogs.

Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs 76ers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 46 63% 113.6 224.2 107.3 215.7 220.8
76ers 41 55.4% 110.6 224.2 108.4 215.7 219

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who averages 23.4 points per game.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 4.9 assists a game and Enes Kanter paces the team with 7.4 rebounds per contest.
  • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from beyond the arc. He makes 3.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace Boston.

76ers Leaders

  • Joel Embiid is at the top of the 76ers scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 23.0 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game this season.
  • Ben Simmons has the title of Philadelphia assist leader, dishing out 8.0 assists per game this season.
  • Furkan Korkmaz is tops from three-point range for the 76ers, knocking down 2.0 threes per game.
  • Simmons is at the top of Philadelphia’s steals hierarchy with 2.1 steals per game and Norvel Pelle leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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