76ers vs. Celtics Prediction
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will add another chapter to their rivalry tonight when the two meet up at 8PM ET. Who will grab the win this time around?
523 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 524 Boston Celtics
Thursday, December 12, 2019
8PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Boston is the slight favorite at home, as the Celtics are getting odds of -1.5 points against the 76ers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210 points. The public betting currently has 66 percent going on Boston as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
76ers hit the road
Philly wrapped up a three-game homestand where it went 3-0 straight up and 2-0-1 against the spread. The 76ers are 18-7 overall, 5-7 on the road, 11-12-2 against the spread and 14-10-1 with the under.
Philadelphia is solid on defense this year, allowing just 103.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.4 percent against them. Offensively, Philly is averaging 109.6 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent as a team. Joel Embiid is averaging 22 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game to lead the team. Ben Simmons is adding 14 points, 8.4 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Celtics fall at Indiana
Boston is coming off a 122-117 loss at Indiana on Wednesday night, which snapped a four-game win and cover streak for the Celtics. Boston is now 17-6 on the season, 10-0 at home, 14-7-2 against the spread and 14-9 with the under.
The Celtics are like Philly, allowing just 103.6 points per game while opponents shoot 43.3 percent against them. Offensively, Boston is putting up 110.9 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent as a team. The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker, who is averaging 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Jayson Tatum is adding 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 Thursday games, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
The Celtics have covered the spread in four straight home games and in four of their last five games following a loss.
Philly won the first meeting with Boston this season, 107-93 at home on Oct. 23. The home team has owned the majority of this season in terms of wins, while the Celtics are 5-1 against the spread in the last six games of this series. While Boston is coming off a loss on the road last night, the facts are that the Celtics are unbeaten at home while Philly is 5-7 on the road. The 76ers just haven’t been the same team on the road and I think Boston will be able to bounce back at home.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -1.5