Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Point Spread Pick - Odds and Predictions

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Date: 
January 11, 3:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Philadelphia +2.5
Total: 
208

The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will cross the pond and play a critical Atlantic Division match set to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England. The tip is set for 3:00 PM ET and is set to broadcasted on NBA TV. The Celtics have won four of their last five against the 76ers. Most recently, Boston smashed Philly in Beantown in November when they defeated the Sixers 108-97.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Overview

These two teams know each other quite well by virtue of both the geographic acrimony of both cities and the divisional rivalry aspect of this series. Presently, the Celtics own a six-game winning streak as they continue to make their case as the East’s best team overall even with one of their key acquisitions Gordon Hayward has been shelved with a nasty injury sustained in their opening game. Philadelphia also enters on a high note as they have won their last four games. The Sixers look nothing like the team we have seen get beat up on for several preceding seasons. Most recently, Philly took it to MoTown in the City of Brotherly Love when they thrashed the Detroit Pistons 114-78 at home. Boston’s last win was one they had to work for as they escaped Brooklyn with an 87-85 victory, five days ago.

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Boston at Philadelphia NBA Key Betting Trends

  • On the season, Boston stands at 33-10 SU while posting a qualitative 26-15-2 record against the spread.
  • For Philadelphia, the Sixers are 21-16 against the spread and stand at 19-19 in straight up markets.

Public Money

From the get-go, we have seen early movement on the Celtics. This is revealed in the market rising by half of a point. In Money Line markets, Philadelphia is priced as a +120 dog while the Celtics enter as a -140 favorite. The Over/Under remains idle at 208 at this time.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick

In this market in particular, there is little use in taking a side given the unpredictability of how this game will play out given the notion of how each team responds to jet-lag and international travel across five time zones. However, this spot offers tremendous equity in Over/Under markets. 208 is a fairly high number for any NBA game. The implication that both teams will break the 100-point threshold here given the fact one or both of the participants can go cold from these variables makes that figure seem a bit ludicrous. Boston is known for its rugged defensive operations and its same to assume here it will rely on it to get through this contest. Boston has not allowed more than 90 points in its last three games but they also haven’t scored more than 91 in their last two outings. A similar situation will likely take place here. Take the Under.

Free Pick: 
Take Under 208