On Wednesday night, the Sixers and Celtics meet for the first time this season.
Let’s get into our Sixers-Celtics betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
The Sixers will play host to the Boston Celtics for two games in three nights starting with Wednesday’s meeting. This marks Philadelphia’s first game since their clash road clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder was cancelled due to COVID-19 contact tracing.
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Prior to the shutdown, a shorthanded Sixers squad got blown out last Monday 112-94 in Atlanta, then squared off against another team decimated by health and safety protocols, taking down the Miami Heat in back-to-back games at home. They finished off the week by dropping a disappointing 106-104 result in Memphis last Saturday in a game that marked the return of Ja Morant.
The Celtics enter play at 8-4 in a somewhat-surprising first place position in the Eastern Conference. After rattling off five straight wins over the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, and Orlando Magic, the Celtics got stomped by 30 at home in a loss to the New York Knicks.
As has been the case recently, a number of players will miss this game due to Health & Safety Protocols including:
- Carsen Edwards
- Jayson Tatum
- Vincent Poirier
Seth Curry, who’s been on the shelf following a positive test for COVID-19, has been cleared of health and safety protocols and has entered a reconditioning phase. He will miss this game as he looks to get back into game shape.
Sixers vs. Celtics Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Celtics at DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Spread: Sixers -5, Celtics +5
- Moneyline: Sixers -200, Celtics +165
- Total: 221.5