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Pointspread favors Celtics in battle with 76ers

Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
May 21, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Odds

35-31TEAM RECORD39-27

The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Monday when they get a visit from the 76ers in basketball action.

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.

View Philadelphia vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Celtics in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 174.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics - 76ers odds would favor the 76ers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the 76ers sit at No. 6. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-94 win for the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 26-ranked offense (91.8 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 3 at 89.4 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 92-83 result against the 76ers on May 18. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 24 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 92-83 against the 76ers on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
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 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Boston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Boston, Wednesday, May 23
Boston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 23

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