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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/29/14

Philadelphia 76ers (14-31) at Boston Celtics (15-31)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds


The Boston Celtics will be hoping to snap a three-game skid tonight when they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town.

The Celtics have lost 15 of their 17 games and will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling by 114-88 to the Knicks on Tuesday. Jeff Green shot just four of 13 from the field to finish with 14 points while Rajon Rondo shot three of 13 for his seven points as the Celtics fell behind by 63-37 points at halftime, before the starters we saw the reserves play extra minutes. Boston has now lost their last three games by an average of 16.6 points to drop to 15-32 overall.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/29/14

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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost 10 of their last 12 and will still be trying to get over the 124-113 loss to the Suns last Monday. Michael Carter-Williams led the scoring with 22 points and 11 assists while Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner scored 21 points apiece, but the Sixers behind in the game from start to finish as the Suns poured in 40 points in the first quarter before cruising to the easy win. The loss drops Philadelphia to 14-31 on the season and 8-15 at home.

In ATS trends, the 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games following a loss, while the Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.

These two teams have yet to meet each other this season, but we can't avoid this boring matchup anymore, it's here. Both teams have been in similar form and hold an almost identical season record so it should be a close game tonight. With that being said, I don't have much of an idea who will win this one, but I'm leaning on the Celtics with the home court advantage.

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