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76ers vs Celtics Game 7 Betting

The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will settle their second-round playoff series on Saturday as they hit the hardwood with the Celtics as the home favorites for Game 7 of the set.

The Sixers won Game 6 on Wednesday night, tying up the series at three wins apiece with an 82-75 home victory. Jrue Holiday had 20 points for Philadelphia that day; Paul Pierce scored 24 points for Boston.

This season the Celtics are 39-27 overall and 34-31-1 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 35-31 and 34-32 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 29-37 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 30-36.

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Betting Line:
Boston opened as 5.5-point favorites at TopBet, while the NBA total was set at 171 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Celtics) and the No. 6 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-94 result in favor of the 76ers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 91.8 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 3 at 89.4 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 93 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

The Celtics were an 82-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (157) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 82-75 against Philadelphia in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

 

A few 76ers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Boston
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia

 

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