NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76’ers vs. Boston Celtics – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: Tuesday February 12th at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Philadelphia -6
BetDSI has the Philadelphia 76ers favored by 6 points over the Boston Celtics. The Philadelphia 76ers enter this game with a record of 36-20 and have won three of their last five games including two wins in a row and are coming off a home win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday by a score of 143-120.
The Boston Celtics enter this game with a record of 35-21 and have won three of their last five games, but have lost two games in a row including a home loss against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday by a score of 112-123. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Boston Celtics.
The Celtics are 35-21 and 27-28-1 ATS. The Boston Celtics didn’t do anything at the trade deadline to improve their team and given the fact that the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers all improved their teams it’s hard to imagine the Celtics winning the Easter Conference this season. They are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference and trail the Milwaukee Bucks by 6.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Boston is 27-28-1 ATS overall, 8-12 ATS after a loss, 9-16-1 ATS on the road and 3-6 ATS as an underdog.
Kyrie Irving leads the team in scoring and assists with 1,108 points and 325 assists. Jayson Tatum leads the team in rebounds with 351. Marcus Smart leads the team in steals with 93. Al Horford leads the team in blocks with 69.
Boston is averaging 112.93 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.27 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 26.36 assists per game which ranks 6th in the NBA.
The Celtics are allowing 106.48 points per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 34.88 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 13th in the NBA. They are averaging 8.82 steals per game which ranks 4th in the NBA.
The 76ers are 36-20 and 27-29 ATS. If they continue to play like they have been the Philadelphia 76ers will win the Eastern Conference and they have the talent to matchup against the Warriors. They are currently in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and trail the Milwaukee Bucks by 5.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Philadelphia is 27-29 ATS overall, 14-21 ATS after a win, 16-13 ATS at home and 20-20 ATS as a favorite.
Joel Embiid leads the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks with 1,424 points, 700 rebounds and 102 blocks. Ben Simmons leads the team in assists and steals with 438 assists and 72 steals.
Philadelphia is averaging 115.86 points per game which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They are averaging 10.5 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 14th in the NBA. They are averaging 27.41 assists per game which ranks 3rd in the NBA.
The 76ers are allowing 112.21 points per game which ranks 21st in the NBA. They are averaging 36.45 defensive rebounds per game which is tied for 3rd in the NBA. They are averaging 7.73 steals per game which is tied for 14th in the NBA.
The 76ers get the win, but the Celtics get the cover
Both of these teams will be playoff teams in the Eastern Conference and have the opportunity to make deep runs in the playoffs as well. Boston is 8-2 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Philadelphia while outscoring the 76ers by an average of 106 to 100.7 in those games. The Celtics are also 3-0 in their last three meetings with the 76ers while outscoring Philadelphia by an average of 113.33 to 104.33 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with a Celtics cover on the road against the 76ers on Tuesday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.