76ers vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA 76ers vs Boston Celtics Prediction 2/27/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (33-24) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (45-12) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TNT. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The 76ers is coming off a loss to the Bucks in their latest game, ending with a score of 119-98. The 76ers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 69-48.

Coming into today’s game against the Celtics, the 76ers are looking to stay above .500. So far, they are 33-24 and are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic division, they are 3rd.

Against the spread, Philadelphia are currently above .500, at 33-24 ATS. This season, Philadelphia has a 25-14 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 8-10 when playing as underdogs.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics took down the Knicks in their most recent game with a final score of 116-102. the Celtics entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 62-58.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the 76ers, the Celtics are above .500 at 45-12 and are looking to build on their success. At home, the Celtics are 26-3 compared to 19-9 on the road this season.

The Celtics are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 26-28. Currently, the Celtics have a three game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 2-1 against the spread as underdogs.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Philadelphia is averaging 117.3 points per contest. This figure places them 12th in the league.

So far this season, the 76ers are averaging 117.3 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are scoring slightly more at 117.5 PPG (8th).

Philadelphia is one of the top teams in terms of free throw attempts and makes, leading the league in both categories. In terms of pace, they are 16th at 98.4 possessions per game.

In terms of field goal percentage, the 76ers are 18th in the league at 47%. They are also 16th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, they are 24th in three-point shooting at 36%.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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The Celtics step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 120.7 points per game (5th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Celtics are 5th in the NBA in scoring at 120.7 points per game. However, they have been even better at home, averaging 122.6 points per game.

So far this season, Boston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.9% of their games. They are also one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, leading the NBA with 16.3 made threes per game.

When it comes to pace, the Celtics are 19th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th overall at 48%. Heading into tonight’s game, Boston has made 57% of their two-point attempts, which is 3rd in the NBA.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 49.1% of their games. Currently, they are 14th in the NBA at 113.7 points per game allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Bucks, the 76ers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 119 points.

Celtics Team Defense

At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 5th, allowing 110.4 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Celtics squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 51.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.8% from downtown.

Key Players For The 76ers And Celtics

For today’s matchup, we project Tyrese Maxey to lead the scoring for the 76ers, putting up 24 points and shooting at a rate of 8/19. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.8 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds.

On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 26.9 points per contest.

76ers vs Celtics Trends

  • In their last three road games, Philadelphia has averaged 123 points per game while allowing 119. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last five home contests, Boston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-1-1. Their overall mark in these games was 5-0, while averaging 123 points per game.
  • The last five games that Philadelphia was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have gone 4-5-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

76ers vs Celtics Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Celtics to win, and have the projected score sitting at 142-117. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Celtics at -12.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 229.5, and our model predicts the 76ers and Celtics to score a combined 259 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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