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Celtics home to 76ers in NBA betting action

Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
Nov 9, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Odds


The Boston Celtics host Philadelphia on Friday, looking to build on their 2-2 mark against the 2-2 76ers in NBA action at TD Garden.

The Celtics sport records of 2-2 and 0-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 2-2 and 2-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Celtics and 1-3 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 184.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

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 90-88 win for the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 96 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 3 at 86.8 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 38.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 81 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.

The 76ers were a 77-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (139) made winners of UNDER bettors. Evan Turner scored 14 points leading the 76ers to a 77-62 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 100-94 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Kevin Garnett en route to a 100-94 victory over Washington on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few 76ers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Boston
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Boston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games
Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Toronto, Saturday, November 10
Boston at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 10