In this high caliber Eastern duel between two of the top-5 teams of the conference, the Philadelphia 76ers (36-20), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the Boston Celtics (35-21), who on the other hand want to end a small losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 02-12-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5
Philadelphia 76ers have a 36-20 record (27-29 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 4th place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Lakers with a 143-120 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 27.4 ppg, adding a team high 13.5 boards per game. He is followed by Jimmy Butler with 18.9 ppg and 4.9 boards, while JJ Redick adds 18.7 ppg.
Boston Celtics have a 35-21 record (28-28 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Clippers with a 112-123 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 23.6 ppg, adding 4.9 boards and a team high 6.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 16.4 ppg and 6.3 boards per game.
Celtics have won both previous meetings against the Sixers earlier this season, both at home and by an average of 12.5 points. Sixers have a 23-6 home record, while the Celtics are 13-13 on the road. Sixers are better offensively, scoring 115.9 ppg to Celtics’ 112.9 ppg, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 106.5 ppg to Sixers’ 112.2. Sixers have a better field goal percentage (47.4% to 46.4%), while Celtics have a better 3-point percentage (37% to 36.2%). Sixers are better both in boards grabbed (47 to 45) and in dimes made (27.4 to 26.4), while Celtics are better in turnovers committed (12.8 to 15.1). Sixers are the absolute favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against a weak on the road Celtics team.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 (-107)
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