Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will home underdog 76ers cover spread vs. Celtics? 3/19/17

Will the home underdog 76ers cover the spread today when they host the Celtics at 1:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 76ers are 5.5-point home underdogs today versus the Celtics after opening as a 5-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 214 but has been bet all the way down to 206.5.

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Boston enters play having won six of its last 10 games overall but is just 5-5 against the spread during that same span. The Celtics are 35-32 at the betting window this season, which includes an impressive road mark of 21-14 ATS.

Philadelphia is struggling to win on the hardwood but has continued to rake for bettors at the window. The Sixers are just 3-7 over their last 10 games straight up but are 7-3 against the number during that same span. They own a fantastic 43-25 record against the spread this season, including a 24-11 ATS record at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics have failed to cover in four of their last five road games, are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games coming off a win, and are 0-7 at the betting window in their last seven games versus Atlantic Division opponents. The Sixers are also 14-2 against the spread in their last 16 home games, are 13-3 against the number in their last 16 home games versus a team with a winning road record, and are 21-5 against the number in their last 26 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.

 

SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +5.5

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