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76ers face Celtics: NBA odds preview

Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
16-59April 04, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden23-52

The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the 76ers at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 30-45 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 36-37-2 ATS. Philadelphia is 35-39-1 against the total, while Boston is 33-42 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the 76ers listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 208 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Celtics and the No. 30-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-83 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 13 in the league with 43.23 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.68 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 19 with 7.05 per contest.

A few 76ers at Celtics trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Brooklyn, Saturday, April 5th
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, April 5th