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Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Philadelphia will look to improve on its 10-8 record on Friday when they host Boston in NBA odds action at Wells Fargo Center.
This season the 76ers are 10-8 overall and 9-9 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 10-8 and 7-8-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Philadelphia is 10-8 on the OU, and Boston is 10-7-1.
For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 1-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers - Celtics odds would favor the 76ers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 22. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-94 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 92.8 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.7 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.9 points per game when playing on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Boston was a 104-94 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Boston got 18 points from Kevin Garnett en route to a 104-94 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at TD Garden.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 105-88 loser at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 105-88 loss against Minnesota on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Evan Turner in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Celtics at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 8
Philadelphia at Boston, Saturday, December 8