Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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February 19th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

A clear difference has been made by center Joel Embiid in Philadelphia.  Since the arrival of Embiid the 76ers have been transformed from a joke into a serious NBA betting online contender.  In the same way Embiid has made the Sixers one of the best offensive teams in the Association.  Boston has blown hot and cold vs. the line so far this year.  Hence recent results have been mixed for the Celtics and their backers.  Though this may be true Boston is somewhat opposite of Philadelphia in that defense is their emphasis.   Concurrently these teams make a fascinating matchup.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers   

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Celtics+6½ (-110)226½ (-110)
76ers-6½ (-110)226½ (-110)
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Celtics vs. 76ers TV Coverage:  TNT

Boston Celtics

Late results have frustrated gamblers with the Celtics.  Boston has covered just three of their last eight games with four of their last six clearing the total.  As a result, the Celtics are now 35-21 straight up, 28-28 vs. the line, and 33-23 over the total.  Head coach Brad Stevens team ranks 12th for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed.

Philadelphia 76ers  

Contrarily the 76ers have been a decent value in recent games.  Three payouts in their last five games have made bettors pleased.  Philadelphia has gone under the total in eight of their last ten games.  Owing to that is a record of 35-20 straight up, 26-29 against the number, and 29-26 over the total.  Brett Brown’s Sixers rank fourth in the Association for scoring offense and 21st for points allowed.

Important Names on Court

Kyrie Irving triggers the Boston attack with 23.6 points and 6.9 assists per game.  Balanced against that are the strong numbers by Joel Embiid of Philadelphia.  Consider the All-Star center has 27.2 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.  On this occasion Irving and Embiid will both showcase their transformative value as betting assets on the hardwood.

Stats to Consider

Now Boston has fallen off badly as an NBA betting online road bet.  As an example, the Celtics have gotten the money in just two of their last 10 away matchups.  Five of their last six road matchups have gone under the total.   Along the same lines the 76ers have been in the red at Wells Fargo Center.  The 76ers have covered just four of their last nine home court games.  Four of their last five home games have stayed under the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Boston has owned this sportsbook series with Philadelphia.  To illuminate the Celtics have covered nine of their last 11 games with the 76ers.  Three of the last five between these teams have gone under the total.  Further, Boston has been a highly profitable value at Philadelphia.  Gamblers have cashed in on nine of the Celtics last 12 games at Wells Fargo Center.  Three of the last four in this matchup at Philadelphia have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

As mentioned earlier neither team is strong in their respective spots.   But Boston has the proven NBA betting online advantage head to head.  Moreover, the Celtics defense should travel well.

Celtics vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Picks

On the whole the Celtics make for a stronger value here.

Celtics vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Pick:  Boston Celtics

Celtics vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Celtics 104, 76ers 98

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