The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.2 points and seven rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.3 points and 3.6 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing three rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 17-36-3 ATS in their last 56 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 overall. The under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 overall. The 76ers are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
The Philadelphia 76ers have already beaten the Celtics twice this season and they’re as healthy as they’ve been in quite some time. The Boston Celtics continue to underachieve with subpar play most nights and it just doesn’t feel like the same team from last season. Even with the Celtics winning their last five games by an average of 10.4 points, it just feels like something is off with this club. The 76ers are the more trustworthy team and the cheap line here has me leaning in their direction with decent confidence.