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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/5/14

Boston Celtics (16-33) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-34)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds


The Boston Celtics head to Philly on Wednesday to face off against the Sixers and their stout offense.

The Philadelphia 76ers really have had a rough go of it this season as the Sixers are just 15-34 on the year, and at home, Philly is just 8-16 overall.  The Sixers do have a solid offensive attack, ranking 14th in the league currently with an average of 101 points per game.  The Sixers just can’t seem to stop anyone, and that was evident again on Monday night, where the Sixers fell to the Nets 108-102 in Brooklyn.  The Sixers have now dropped three straight heading into this meeting with the Celtics, having losses at home against the Haws, and then on the road against the Pistons and Nets.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/5/14

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The Boston Celtics are sitting at 16-33 this season as the Celtics are clearly in a rebuilding season.  Boston may be in the horrible Atlantic division, but even still the Celtics trail the Raptors by 10.5 games at this point.  Boston is playing pretty well defensively, actually having a top ten scoring defense on the season, but just the opposite of the Sixers, the Celtics can’t find an offense.  Boston is scoring just 94.6 points per game this year, ranking them 26th in the league.  Last time out, Boston earned a win against the Magic at home in Boston on Sunday 96-89.

Boston is just 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games against losing teams, and the Celtics are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against losing teams.  Boston is also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall.

The Sixers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, and Philly is 5-17 against the spread in their last 22 at home.

Both the Sixers and the Celtics are struggling lately and I don’t see a ton of value here with either side.  For my free pick I’ll be on the over here, but honestly I’m personally staying away from this one.

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