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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

Boston
Celtics
21 - 21
Philadelphia
76ers
23 - 17
January 14, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Wells Fargo Center

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Boston
Celtics
21 - 21
Philadelphia
76ers
23 - 17
January 14, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Wells Fargo Center
  • Boston (21-21 SU, 20-21-1 ATS) has won three straight and five of seven, but each of those games came against sub-.500 opponents. The Celtics face a much tougher challenge when they visit Joel Embiid and the 76ers (23-17, 20-20), who have won the last five meetings in Philly.

    Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
    • Date/Time: January 14, 7 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Wells Fargo Center
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Sportsbook Odds: 76ers -3.5 | O/U 214 (Line History)
    • Celtics vs 76ers Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    It’s rare to find the 76ers as this slight a favorite on their home floor, but when they are, they’re usually a reliable bet. Philadelphia is 7-1 SU and ATS in its last eight games as a home favorite of 3.5 points or less.

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    Boston News & Notes

    Led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Celtics might be playing their best basketball of the season right now. Boston has won three straight and five of its last seven, getting back to the .500 mark Wednesday with a 119-100 win in Indiana. Tatum and Brown combined to score 67 points in that contest and are averaging 51.8 points as a duo over Boston’s last five.

    Improved defense has also been a catalyst in the Celtics’ recent turnaround, as Boston has held five of its last six opponents to 100 points or less in regulation time. However, it’s worth noting that each of those foes had a losing record, so tonight’s clash with the Sixers will be telling about how much Boston has really improved at both ends of the court.

    At the time of writing, Marcus Smart’s availability for tonight was in question after the guard missed Wednesday’s game with a right thigh contusion. Dennis Schroder stepped into the starting lineup in Smart’s absence and scored 23 points against the Pacers, hitting four of his five attempts from behind the arc.

    Philadelphia News & Notes

    Embiid has been on fire for the past month, scoring 31 points or more in eight straight games and leading the Sixers in scoring in Philly’s last 11 contests. He’s also scored exactly 31 points in each of his last five, although his aggressive play at the offensive end cost him the opportunity to score more in Wednesday’s 109-98 loss to Charlotte.

    Embiid was whistled for three offensive fouls against the Hornets and found himself in foul trouble throughout the evening, committing his fifth foul with 16 minutes remaining. His three offensive fouls also accounted for seven of Philly’s 17 turnovers, an uncharacteristically sloppy performance from a squad that entered Wednesday having committed the third-fewest turnovers per game in the league.

    Starting point guard Tyrese Maxey returned from COVID-19 protocols Wednesday and appeared a bit rusty after sitting out the previous four games, missing nine of his 13 shots from the field. Small forward Danny Green suffered a hip injury against the Hornets and is questionable for tonight, while backup point guard Shake Milton could miss his fifth straight with a back contusion.

    How Boston Will Cover

    Another big effort from Brown and Tatum will be key to the Celtics’ chances of pulling off the upset. Boston is 2-0 SU this season and 6-0 SU all-time when both of its stars score 30 points or more in the same game.

    How Philadelphia Will Cover

    Prior to Wednesday’s surprising loss to Charlotte, Philadelphia had won seven consecutive games and covered five straight. Meanwhile, Boston has beaten only two teams with winning records over the past month and has won just one of its last seven games on the road.

    Computer Pick: 76ers -3.5

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    Shark Bites
    • Boston is 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 road games.
    • Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games.
    • Philadelphia is 6-0 ATS in its last 6 games vs Boston.

Odds

Friday, January 14 Fri Jan 14


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3.5
-110
+125
o214
-110
-3.5
-110
-161
u214
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3
-110
+130
o207.5
-110
-3
-110
-150
u207.5
-110

Edge Finder

118.50
Total Score
113.81
47.77
Field Goal %
47.84
36.88
Three Point %
37.98
82.91
Free Throw %
82.52
44.27
Total Rebounds
40.74
118.50
Total Score
113.81
30.64
First Quarter
29.21
30.36
Second Quarter
28.81
29.68
Third Quarter
27.79
27.07
Fourth Quarter
27.00
47.77
Field Goal %
47.84
82.91
Free Throw %
82.52
36.88
Three Point %
37.98
41.91
Three's Attempts
33.67
15.45
Three's Made
12.79
9.45
Offensive
8.60
34.82
Defensive
32.14
44.27
Total Rebounds
40.74
26.75
Assists
24.95
18.70
Fouls
20.74
12.80
Turnovers
13.50
6.50
Steals
8.07

Head To Head

BOS
Stat Type PHI
6-4
Record
4-6
4-6
ATS
6-4
3-7
O/U
3-7
107.10
Score
103.70
53.90
Half Time Score
52.10
45.63%
Field Goal Percentage
42.75%
41.20
Rebounds
43.60
113/322
3 Point Shots
87/289
6.80
Steals
7.60
BOS
Stat Type PHI
1-2
Record
2-1
0-3
ATS
3-0
0-3
O/U
0-3
95.67
Score
100.33
46.33
Half Time Score
50.00
45.02%
Field Goal Percentage
44.02%
40.00
Rebounds
39.33
32/89
3 Point Shots
27/80
6.33
Steals
9.67
Dec 20/21 (1 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
103
Score
108
-3
ATS
+3
214.5 o
O/U
214.5 u
49
Half Time Score
51
46.30%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
42
Rebounds
34
7/27
3 Point Shots
10/25
9
Steals
11
Dec 1/21 (2 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
88
Score
87
-3
ATS
+3
206.5 o
O/U
206.5 u
44
Half Time Score
40
41.80%
Field Goal Percentage
37.10%
46
Rebounds
46
11/28
3 Point Shots
8/31
5
Steals
7
Apr 6/21 (3 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
96
Score
106
0
ATS
-0
222 o
O/U
222 u
46
Half Time Score
59
47.10%
Field Goal Percentage
46.60%
32
Rebounds
38
14/34
3 Point Shots
9/24
5
Steals
11
Jan 22/21 (4 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Away
Home
110
Score
122
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
221 o
O/U
221 u
52
Half Time Score
49
45.60%
Field Goal Percentage
55.60%
32
Rebounds
45
12/30
3 Point Shots
12/28
10
Steals
9
Jan 20/21 (5 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Away
Home
109
Score
117
+5
ATS
-5
220.5 o
O/U
220.5 u
61
Half Time Score
58
47.20%
Field Goal Percentage
46.20%
45
Rebounds
41
12/33
3 Point Shots
9/27
3
Steals
12
Aug 23/20 (6 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Away
Home
110
Score
106
-7
ATS
+7
216.5 o
O/U
216.5 u
57
Half Time Score
58
46.30%
Field Goal Percentage
42.70%
42
Rebounds
39
12/35
3 Point Shots
9/34
4
Steals
7
Aug 21/20 (7 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Away
Home
102
Score
94
-6
ATS
+6
216.5 o
O/U
216.5 u
51
Half Time Score
49
41.40%
Field Goal Percentage
29.50%
45
Rebounds
57
8/31
3 Point Shots
9/39
7
Steals
6
Aug 19/20 (8 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
128
Score
101
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
214.5 o
O/U
214.5 u
65
Half Time Score
57
51.20%
Field Goal Percentage
41.30%
43
Rebounds
39
19/43
3 Point Shots
5/21
4
Steals
2
Aug 17/20 (9 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
109
Score
101
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
217 o
O/U
217 u
55
Half Time Score
49
42.20%
Field Goal Percentage
46.30%
43
Rebounds
50
10/31
3 Point Shots
9/27
12
Steals
5
Feb 1/20 (10 of 10)
BOS
Stat Type PHI
Home
Away
116
Score
95
+1
ATS
-1
213 o
O/U
213 u
59
Half Time Score
51
47.50%
Field Goal Percentage
36.90%
42
Rebounds
47
8/30
3 Point Shots
7/33
9
Steals
6

Team Records

BOS
Record PHI
21-21
All
23-17
13-8
Home
8-9
8-13
Away
15-8
16-10
As Fav
15-7
5-11
As Dog
8-10
20-21-1
ATS
20-20
9-11-1
ATS Home
6-11
11-10
ATS Away
14-9
18-23-1
O/U
15-24-1
9-12
O/U Home
5-12
9-11-1
O/U Away
10-12-1
BOS
Record PHI
5-5
All
8-2
4-2
Home
2-2
1-3
Away
6-0
3-4
As Fav
6-2
2-1
As Dog
2-0
4-6
ATS
7-3
2-4
ATS Home
2-2
2-2
ATS Away
5-1
5-5
O/U
4-6
2-4
O/U Home
1-3
3-1
O/U Away
3-3
BOS
Record PHI
5-5
All
3-6
4-3
Home
0-3
1-2
Away
3-3
5-4
As Fav
1-2
0-1
As Dog
2-4
4-6
ATS
3-6
3-4
ATS Home
0-3
1-2
ATS Away
3-3
4-6
O/U
3-6
2-5
O/U Home
1-2
2-1
O/U Away
2-4
BOS
Record PHI
15-11
All
14-11
9-5
Home
4-7
6-6
Away
10-4
12-6
As Fav
10-5
3-5
As Dog
4-6
13-13
ATS
10-15
6-8
ATS Home
2-9
7-5
ATS Away
8-6
11-15
O/U
10-14-1
5-9
O/U Home
3-8
6-6
O/U Away
7-6-1
BOS
Record PHI
6-10
All
9-6
4-3
Home
4-2
2-7
Away
5-4
4-4
As Fav
5-2
2-6
As Dog
4-4
7-8-1
ATS
10-5
3-3-1
ATS Home
4-2
4-5
ATS Away
6-3
7-8-1
O/U
5-10
4-3
O/U Home
2-4
3-5-1
O/U Away
3-6

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Danilo Gallinari SF Is out indefinitely, ACL
Marcus Smart PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Name Position Inj Desc
Joel Embiid C Is upgraded to probable Friday vs San Antonio, Foot

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 12, 2022 IND 119-100 W +1 211 W/O 51.28 84.00 18
Jan 10, 2022 IND 101-98 W -9 211.50 L/U 39.77 82.14 8
Jan 8, 2022 NY 99-75 W -8 205.50 W/U 47.37 88.24 12
Jan 6, 2022 NY 105-108 L -2 207.50 L/O 47.50 92.31 17
Jan 5, 2022 SAN 97-99 L -7.5 223 L/U 44.44 88.89 9
Jan 2, 2022 ORL 116-111 W -10 213.50 L/O 45.35 89.29 13
Dec 31, 2021 PHO 123-108 W +3.5 217.50 W/O 54.22 88.46 10
Dec 29, 2021 LAC 82-91 L -6 210 L/U 34.65 72.73 4
Dec 27, 2021 MIN 103-108 L -5 214 L/U 37.08 75.00 16
Dec 25, 2021 MIL 113-117 L +7.5 221.50 W/O 42.70 83.33 17
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 12, 2022 CHR 98-109 L -5.5 225.50 L/U 46.58 64.29 12
Jan 10, 2022 HOU 111-91 W -10 226.50 W/U 45.74 83.33 10
Jan 7, 2022 SAN 119-100 W -8.5 220.50 W/U 51.72 77.78 8
Jan 5, 2022 ORL 116-106 W -8.5 212.50 W/O 50.59 75.00 12
Jan 3, 2022 HOU 133-113 W -13 218.50 W/O 52.08 94.12 17
Dec 30, 2021 BKN 110-102 W +5 220.50 W/U 42.00 65.00 13
Dec 28, 2021 TOR 114-109 W -6 215 L/O 44.16 84.21 14
Dec 26, 2021 WAS 117-96 W -4 206 W/O 50.00 86.36 12
Dec 23, 2021 ATL 96-98 L -11 205 L/U 41.25 92.31 6
Dec 20, 2021 BOS 108-103 W +3 214.50 W/U 50.00 83.87 10
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