76ers vs. Celtics - 3/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (39-30) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-60)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +11 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSN
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers square off Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Celtics need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22 points and 6.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.3 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost four straight road games. Jonas Jerebko is out with an injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have won just two games since February. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 15.2 points and seven assists while Nerlens Noel is averaging 11.3 points and eight rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists and Hollis Thompson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 11 home games. Richaun Holmes and Robert Covington are doubtful.
The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The 76ers aren't winning or covering games at all. In fact, the 76ers are 14-16 ATS as double-digit favorites, proving that even tons of points aren't safe. Give me the better Celtics team and the chalk even if I'm not a fan of big lines.