Celtics vs. 76ers Wednesday Prediction
Eastern Conference foes clash in Philadelphia on Wednesday night when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Boston Celtics at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Sixers cover as a 5.5-point home favorite?
501 Boston Celtics (+5.5) at 502 Philadelphia 76ers (-5.5); o/u N/A
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum (COVID-19) will not travel to Philly for Wednesday's game. Depending upon his testing schedule and results, it's possible we'll see Tatum in a rematch vs. the Sixers on Friday, or at home vs. the Cavs on Sunday. His status for Friday is "to be determined," according to coach Brad Stevens. Kemba Walker is back in action for Boston, giving them some relief in Tatum's absence, and guys like Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams should pick up a few extra minutes until Tatum is cleared.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid (right knee pain) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Celtics. It was reported earlier in the day that Embiid was expected to play, and his not being on the injury report backs that up. Should anything change before tip-off, Dwight Howard would have the most to gain within the 76ers' rotation.
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The Celtics are 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams and 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall. They’re also 22-6 at the betting window in their last 28 games as an underdog, are 26-9 against the spread in their last 35 games as a road dog and are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The 76ers, meanwhile, are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 4-9-1 against the number in their last 14 games playing on two days of rest and are 10-21-1 at the betting window in their last 32 games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS +5.5