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Celtics at 76ers - 1/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics (23-21) at Philadelphia 76ers (6-38)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers square off Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Boston Celtics look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last 10 road games. Jae Crowder is questionable with an illness.

Celtics at 76ers - 1/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia 76ers look for back-to-back wins for the first time since March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 94.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 11.4 points and 6.6 assists. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.9 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost nine of their last 11 home games. Nik Stauskas is doubtful with a shoulder injury.

The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games. The 76ers are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall. 

Are you really going to eat this much chalk with a Celtics team that's inconsistent overall and struggles big time on the road? Ever since the 76ers added Smith, this team has a little more pep in its step. Take the points here. 

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Philadelphia 76ers +8.5

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