The Boston Celtics hit the road Thursday night as they head to the City of Brotherly Love for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics look to bounce back from a five-point road loss vs Washington their last time out, while the 76ers enter this one after a seven-point road win vs Oklahoma City.
Let's take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Boston Celtics: +112
Philadelphia 76ers: -132
Boston Celtics +2: -110
Philadelphia 76ers -2: -110
No Total Listed at the Time of Publication
Key Points to Consider
Last Time Out: The Celtics had won eight of their last nine before the disappointing loss vs the Wizards their last time out. They were without Kemba Walker, so there's some justification there. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 23 points.
Head-to-Head: Philly won the most recent matchup on Dec. 12, 2019, 115-109, on the road.
Some Numbers: The Celtics are No. 1 in the league in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 103.5 points per night.Philadelphia is No. 7 in scoring defense, holding opponents to 105.9 points per night.
Real Talk: Kemba Walker is expected back in the lineup, but the Celtics are still playing their third game in four nights. Tired legs, on the road -- lean on the home team here.
For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 22 points on 43% shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
For the 76ers, Tobias Harris is projected to finish with 17 points on 49% shooting, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
Philly to cover.
Three-star (out of four) hot trend pick on the total here. Average margin of victory for Philly in sims is closer to five-to-six points. Projected score is 109-103, in favor of the 76ers.
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