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The Eastern Conference’s best teams, the Philadelphia 76ers (10-5) and the Boston Celtics (8-5), take the court at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The 76ers are favored by at home. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 22, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

76ers vs Celtics Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 22

76ers:
Mike Scott: Out (Knee),
Seth Curry: Day To Day (Conditioning),
Vincent Poirier: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist),
Aaron Nesmith: Day To Day (Back),
Jayson Tatum: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Carsen Edwards: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Celtics (+5)
Prediction 76ers 113, Celtics 110

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (3.0 points) is slightly less than the 5-point edge FanDuel gives to the 76ers, though the data still has them as the favorite.

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76ers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 12 26.4 11.3 2.8 1.4 1.4 1.2
Tobias Harris 12 19.3 6.8 3.1 1.2 0.9 2.0
Seth Curry 8 17.0 2.3 3.6 0.8 0.4 3.1
Shake Milton 12 16.8 1.8 3.5 1.2 0.3 1.5
Ben Simmons 13 12.2 9.2 8.0 1.5 0.9 0.1

76ers Player Props

  • Joel Embiid’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 37.5, 3.1 less than his season average of 40.6.
  • Ben Simmons’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 32.5, 3.2 higher than his season average of 29.3.
  • Seth Curry’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.6 shots lower than his season average of 3.1.
  • Embiid’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 10 26.9 7.1 3.8 1.0 0.8 3.5
Jaylen Brown 13 25.8 5.8 3.8 1.5 0.5 2.5
Marcus Smart 12 13.3 2.8 5.5 1.5 0.5 1.8
Daniel Theis 13 8.6 5.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 0.5
Payton Pritchard 13 8.3 2.5 2.8 1.0 0.3 1.3

Celtics Player Props

  • Jayson Tatum’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 0.3 less than his season average of 37.8.
  • Marcus Smart’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 1.0 higher than his season average of 21.5.
  • Tatum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Robert Williams III’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • The 76ers make 47.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.2 percentage points higher than the Celtics have allowed to their opponents (46.2%).
  • Philadelphia is 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall when it shoots better than 46.2% from the field.
  • Boston is 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 47.4% from the field.
  • The Celtics’ 46.8% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.8 percentage points higher than the 76ers have given up to their opponents (44%).
  • Boston has put together a 6-4 record against the spread and a 7-3 straight up record in games it shoots better than 44% from the field.
  • Philadelphia is 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 46.8% from the field.
  • The 76ers are hitting 36% of their three-point shots this season, the same that the Celtics allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Philadelphia has put together a 3-1 record against the spread and a 4-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 36% of its three-point attempts.
  • Boston is 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall when its opponents shoot better than 36% from deep.
  • The Celtics’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.6%) is only 0.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the 76ers are averaging (36.1%).
  • Boston has a 6-3 ATS record and is 7-2 straight-up when the team hits more than 36.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Philadelphia has a 6-2 ATS record and a 6-2 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36.6% from three-point range.
  • The 76ers knock down 11.9 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.3 fewer makes per game than the Celtics give up 12.2.
  • Boston is 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Philadelphia is 4-4 ATS and 4-4 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The 76ers are the 22nd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Celtics give up the fifth-fewest makes from deep.

76ers vs Celtics Stat Rankings

76ers Rank 76ers AVG Celtics AVG Celtics Rank
9th 113.8 Points Scored 110.6 16th
17th 110.3 Points Allowed 110.1 12th
5th 46.8 Rebounds 45.2 14th
16th 9.9 Off. Rebounds 11.3 6th
22nd 11.9 3pt Made 12.2 20th
13th 25.3 Assists 22.6 26th
28th 15.9 Turnovers 15 23rd

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