Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • The Philadelphia 76ers look to start off their four-game road trip with a victory!
  • The Boston Celtics face the Sixers in their sole home game before a five-game road trip!
  • The Sixers swept last year’s season series against the Celtics, 3-0.

Sixers vs Celtics Odds

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Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Philadelphia 76ers +2 (-110)
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O 211.5 (-110)
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+115
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Boston Celtics -2 (-110)
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U 211.5 (-110)
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-135
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Predictions and Picks

Both of these teams are in a positive run of form, coming off of impressive wins over Eastern Conference opponents. With both teams nearing a healthy roster once again, all eyes are on how the stars will perform.

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Philadelphia 76ers def. Boston Celtics (+115)

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Sixers vs Celtics Predictions

Head-to-Head: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers Head-to-Head Boston Celtics
Doc Rivers Head Coach Ime Udoka
11-10 (8th in East) Standing 11-10 (11th in East)
W-L-L-W Form W-L-L-W
111.0 (8th of 30) Off Rtg 107.5 (20th of 30)
109.9 (21st of 30) Def Rtg 105.9 (6th of 30)
95.9 (29th of 30) Pace 96.8 (24th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Embiid (22.8) PPG J. Tatum (24.3)
A. Drummond (10.8) RPG R. Williams (9.6)
T. Maxey (5.0) APG M. Smart (5.7)
M. Thybulle (2.2) SPG M. Smart (2.1)
J. Embiid, M. Thybulle (1.5) BPG R. Williams (1.8)
M. Thybulle (.536)/T. Harris (8.1) FG%/FGM R. Williams (.738)/J. Tatum (8.6)
D. Green (.426)/S. Curry (2.3) 3P%/3PM J. Parker (.556)/J. Tatum (2.7)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers 21 Oct 2021 Out (Back) Simmons is not expected to return to the Philadelphia 76ers for an undetermined amount of time.
Dennis Schroder Boston Celtics 29 Nov 2021 Day to Day (Ankle) Schroder did not play in Boston’s Sunday (Nov 29) game.
Robert Williams Boston Celtics 29 Nov 2021 Day to Day (Illness) Williams did not play in Boston’s Sunday (Nov 29) game.

How Can the Sixers Beat the Celtics?

It sounds rather simple, but when the Sixers face the Celtics they need to win the battle inside. Having Embiid back in the lineup is a great help, but it needs to be a team effort.

The Sixers are coming off of a game where they were matched on the boards, 55 to 55. While Kanter and Williams are strong rebounders, neither can match the rebounding tenacity of Embiid and Drummond.

With a healthy lineup finally back on the court, the Sixers can’t be afraid to mix it up with the Celtics. A perimeter-centric team, Boston could have a tough time if the Sixers dominate the paint early.

Sixers Key Player: (C) Joel Embiid


Joel Embiid missed quite a bit of time through the early season, but he seems back in form after his recent showings. Against the Celtics, Embiid will need to take advantage of his quality in the paint.

Embiid is coming off of a modest night against the Magic. He posted 16 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks in just 29 minutes of play. He wasn’t hyper-efficient from the field, but his ability to get to the free throw line made up for it.

The Sixers All-Star has a tendency to float to the perimeter when he isn’t engaged, but he can’t afford to do so against Boston. With the Celtics’ starting center’s participation in doubt, Embiid could have a massive night.

How Can the Celtics Beat the Sixers?

The Boston Celtics are coming off of a dominant win over the Toronto Raptors. While Jayson Tatum struggled from the field, the rest of their lineup more than made up the difference.

When Boston face Philadelphia, they need many contributors. Despite star man Jayson Tatum scoring just 8 points on 2 of 16 shooting in his last game, the Celtics had five other players that posted 15 points or more in his stead.

With few options on the offensive side of the ball, we’ll need to see some vintage Celtics ball movement. Of course, it won’t just be about scoring the ball, as Boston must do their best to contain the Sixers’ shooters.

Celtics Key Player: (G) Marcus Smart


The Boston Celtics are coming off of an impressive win over the Toronto Raptors. While the Celtics struggled offensively, it was their veteran Marcus Smart who stepped up when needed.

Smart posted 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in 36 minutes of play. He also hit 4 three-point field goals while icing the game with an 8-point fourth quarter.

Smart will be asked to contain many of the Sixers’ perimeter threats, but he’ll also need to be a threat himself on the offensive end.

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How to Watch Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Information
Teams Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Location TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Time 7:30 PM EST, December 1st, 2021
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