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76ers at Celtics - 3/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers (15-51) at Boston Celtics (29-36)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

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

TV: CSN, CSNN

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics square off late Monday night at the TD Garden.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Canaan is averaging 13.5 points and 3.6 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Nerlens Noel is shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 38.4 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 95 or less points in seven of their last 10 games. The 76ers have lost 13 straight road games SU and have won just five overall. Furkan Aldemir is questionable with a ribs injury.

76ers at Celtics - 3/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Celtics look to build on a four-game winning streak. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 100.6 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 101.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Avery Bradley is averaging 13.9 points and three rebounds while Kelly Olynyk is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Brandon Bass is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Tyler Zeller is shooting 53.8 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics find themselves just a half a game out of a playoff spot in the East. The Celtics are allowing just 43.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have won nine straight games when allowing less than 100 points. Boston has won 17 of its 29 games on its home court. Isaiah Thomas is questionable with a back injury.

The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. 

The Celtics are a complete new basketball team that plays with confidence more and more. The 76ers? Not so much. Look for a Boston win by double digits. 

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Boston Celtics -8.5

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