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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics in NBA odds tilt

Boston CelticsPhiladelphia 76ers
16-33February 05, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center15-34

The 76ers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Celtics tip off at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

Philadelphia battles the Celtics, currently with a 16-33 mark (23-26 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-23-1 for the 76ers and 19-30 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the 76ers as -1.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 203 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The 76ers - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 90-85 win for the Celtics.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 96-89 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics got a 21-point performance from Jared Sullinger, who added 12 rebounds as Boston ran past Orlando 96-89 on Sunday at TD Garden.

Philadelphia was a 108-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Nets. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 108-102 loss against Brooklyn on Monday, getting 21 points from Michael Carter-Williams in a losing effort at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 15 in the league with 42.92 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.84 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 25 with 6.31 per contest.

A few Celtics at 76ers trends to consider:
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Sacramento, Friday, February 7th
Philadelphia home to Los Angeles, Friday, February 7th