Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction
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.
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.
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