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NBA odds preview - 76ers vs. Celtics

Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
14-31January 29, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden15-32

The Boston Celtics host Philadelphia on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-32 mark against the 14-31 76ers in NBA action at TD Garden.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 15-32 so far on the season, and 22-25 ATS vs. the number. The 76ers, meanwhile, are 14-31 and 18-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 19-28 and the 76ers go 23-21-1 on the totals.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 202.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-86 victory for the Celtics.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 124-113 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 237 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The 76ers got a 22-point performance from Michael Carter-Williams, who added 11 assists, but Phoenix still ran past Philadelphia 124-113 on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Boston was a 114-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 202 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston was run off the court by the Knicks on Tuesday as New York blasted them 114-88 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 21-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 6.34 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.87 per outing.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, January 31st
Boston home to Orlando, Sunday, February 2nd