76ers vs. Celtics odds, line: Proven model reveals NBA spread pick, predictions for Jan. 14 game

The SportsLine Projection Model has simulated Philadelphia vs. Boston 10,000 times and revealed its top NBA picks for Friday's game
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The Philadelphia 76ers will try to bounce back and get back into the win column when they host the rival Boston Celtics in an Atlantic Division matchup at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday in Philadelphia. The 76ers (23-17) are coming off a 109-98 loss on Wednesday to Charlotte. Meanwhile the Celtics (21-21) are riding a three-game winning streak. 

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a 3.5-point favorite in the latest 76ers vs. Celtics odds while the Over-Under, or total number of points Caesars thinks will be scored, is 207.5.

Before making any Celtics vs. 76ers picks or NBA predictions, see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. (Check out the odds of every game on SportsLine's NBA odds page.)

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows that Joel Embiid is on a historic roll. The multitalented big man has scored 30-plus points in eight straight games, averaging 32.6 points per game. Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players in franchise history to score 30 points in eight consecutive games. Embiid ranks fifth in the league in scoring, at 27.1 points per game.

The model also knows that Boston is one of the best defensive teams in the league. The Celtics give up 106.9 points per 100 possessions, which ranks fifth in the NBA. They also allow opponents to shoot just 43.9 percent from the field, which is sixth in the league.

Now, the model has simulated 76ers vs. Celtics 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over the total, predicting a combined 215 points, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.

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SportsLine Staff