Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Tuesday when the 76ers try to run the Celtics off the court at Wells Fargo Center in pro hoops action.
Philadelphia will face the 31-27 Celtics, who own a 26-29-3 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the 76ers are 29-29 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 28-29-1 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened this morning as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 185 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 76ers rated this week at No. 23 and the Celtics sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-91 result in favor of the Celtics today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 92 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 9 at 95.9 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.
Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Boston was a 94-86 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce went off for 26 points and added 8 rebounds leading Boston over Golden State, 94-86, on Friday at TD Garden.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 90-87 result against the Wizards on March 3. The 76ers covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia got 15 points from Dorell Wright but lost anyway 90-87 against the Wizards on Sunday at Verizon Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Celtics at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 7-13-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home
Boston at Indiana, Wednesday, March 6
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Wednesday, March 6