Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 2/15/22
Boston Celtics (33-25 SU, 28-28-2 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (34-22 SU, 28-28-0 ATS)
When: Tuesday February 15 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Point Spread: BOS -1/PHI +1 (Opened at Bos -1 at BetNow)
Total: 210.0 (Opened at 210.5)
Money Line: Boston -115/Philadelphia -105
Power Rating: BOS -1
Probable Starting Lineups
Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams
Philadelphia 76ers PG Tyrese Maxey, SG Furkan Korkmaz, SF Danny Green, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid
Daniel Theis: acquired (QUESTIONABLE)
James Harden: acquired (QUESTIONABLE) Paul Millsap: acquired (QUESTIONABLE)
The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 33-25, placing them 6th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Boston has struggled in their 28 road contests, sitting at 13-15. Over their last five games, the Celtics have played well, picking up 5 wins. In this stretch, Boston’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Celtics’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Celtics come into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 93.0 points per game, an improvement on their season average of 103.6. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, Boston took down Atlanta by a score of 105-95.
The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 34-22, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 16-12. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Philadelphia’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 106.0 points per game. Combined, the 76ers’ last five opponents are giving up 106.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 102.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 105.2. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Cleveland by a score of 103-93.
As Boston travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics’ leading scorer is Jayson Tatum. Through 42, games Tatum is averaging 25 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 50.0% of his games. So far, the Sixers are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.57% of their games, giving them a rank of 11th amongst NBA defenses. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 29 points per game. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 52% of his outings. Given that Philadelphia’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Joel Embiid should be in line for a big performance. So far, the 76ers have allowed their opponent’s leading scorer to surpass their season average in 60% of their games, giving them a rank of 21st among NBA defenses.
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Tonight’s matchup between the Celtics and Sixers will be their third meeting of the season. So far, Philadelphia has picked up two wins. In the most recent game, Philly won by a score of 111-99.
How the Public is Betting the Celtics vs Sixers
60% are betting the Sixers against the spread.
75% are wagering on the game to go under the posted total of 210.5.
Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
Heading into this matchup, NBA fans will have to wait to see James Harden’s debut with Philadelphia as he is out through the All-Star break with a hamstring injury. When looking at the season stats, Philly is the better three-point shooting unit over Boston. However, their most efficient shooter, Seth Curry, now plays for the Brooklyn Nets. Even though Joel Embiid is capable of carrying his team to a win by himself, it will not happen tonight. I like Boston to pick up the road victory.
Prop Bets Worth Wagering
Look for Joel Embiid to assert his will in this matchup, as he will go over his prop of 31.5 points. On the season, Boston has struggled to defend their opponent’s top scorers. I see Embiid working the ball inside, leading to plenty of free-throw opportunities. Question: Get wiped out by the Super Bowl? Instead of re-depositing and receiving NOTHING at your book, why not consider grabbing one of many 100% sportsbook bonuses from top tier sportsbooks? Got questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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