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NBA Game Preview - 76ers underdogs vs Celtics at Boston

Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
April 8, 6:00 PM | TD Garden

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Odds

29-26TEAM RECORD31-24

Boston looks to cover the Celtics-76ers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 31-24 mark when they host Philadelphia in NBA action.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 28-27 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 27-27-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 22-33 against the total, while Boston is 24-31 versus the number.

View Philadelphia vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The 76ers are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 176.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Celtics rated this week at No. 19 and the 76ers sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-92 result in favor of the 76ers today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 91.3 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 1 at 88.2 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.4 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were an 88-82 loser as they battled the Magic at home. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia suffered an 88-82 loss against Orlando on Saturday, getting 20 points from Thaddeus Young in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.

The Celtics were an 86-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (158) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce scored 24 points leading the Celtics to an 86-72 victory over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few 76ers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Boston
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at New Jersey, Tuesday, April 10
Boston at Miami, Tuesday, April 10

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