Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 18 (10/18): NBA
- Tactical Picks
- Oct 18, 2022, 4:08:10 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|76ers money line||+110|
|76ers spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Celtics money line||-130|
|Celtics spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||216|
2022-2023 season stats
|Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics|
|Road / home record||27-13||0-0|
|Points per game||0.00||0.00|
|Points allowed per game||0.00||0.00|
|Rebounds per game||0.00||0.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||0.00||0.00|
|Over / under record||0-0||0-0|
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Boston to take on the Celtics for the 22-23 season opener on Tuesday night. These teams met 4 times last season and they tied 2-2.
The Sixers were good last season as they ended up with a 51-31 record overall ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia went 6-10 in Atlantic Division play and 27-14 on the road last season.
Joel Embiid averaged 30.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey averaged 17.5 points per game and 4.3 assists for the team.
In their last 10 games the 76ers are 4-6, averaging 115.0 points, 43.6 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points.
The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed P.J. Tucker, Danuel House, De'Anthony Melton, and Trevelin Queen.
The Celtics made it to the Finals last season losing in 6 games against the Warriors. They ended up with a 51-31 record overall, ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. Boston ranked eighth in the Eastern Conference with 11.0 fast break points per game led by Jaylen Brown averaging 3.2.
Jayson Tatum led the team with 26.9 points, 8 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown averaged 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, while Marcus Smart averaged 12.1 points and 5.9 assists per game.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 5-5, averaging 123.5 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points.
The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari.
Philadelphia are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Boston.
Philadelphia are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Boston.
Philadelphia are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
The Sixers had a good season last year and will look to make it to the Finals this time but there are still some questions about James Harden performance although he said he'll be back to his best times this season. The Celtics had a great season as they made it to the Finals and with the additions of Brogdon and Gallinari the team will have more diversity in offense. They lost only 13 games at home last season so it will be tough to beat them there again. Take the Celtics to win the first game of the season.
PICK: Celtics ML (-130)
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