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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics - 2/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia -6 -- Over/Under 226
TV Channel
TNT
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NBA | Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
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The Boston Celtics pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

The Boston Celtics have been in great form as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games, but they will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat after faliling to the Clippers in a 123-112 home loss on Saturday. Gordon Hayward led the team with 19 points off the bench, Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier each scored 16 points while Marcus morris chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Celtics shot 42 percent as they set the tone with 43 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 28 points before the Clippers outscored them in the second half by 70-38. Kyrie Irving scored 14 points but left in the second quarter with a sprained right knee and has been ruled out for Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been on a nice run with nine wins in their last 13 games and they will be full of confidence after blowing past the Lakers by 143-120 on Sunday. Joel Embiid led the team with 37 points on 12 of 16 shooting with 14 rebounds and three assists, Tobias Harris seems to be fitting in just fine as he added 22 points while JJ Redick chipped in with 21 points and five assists. As a team, the 76ers shot a sizzling 57 percent from the field and 12 of 24 from the 3-point line as they pulled away in the second half after pouring in 76 points in the first half. With the win, Philadelphia improved to 36-20 overall and 23-6 at home.

Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Eastern Conference.

Head to head, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, the Celtics are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia.

Irving has been listed as out with a knee sprain which leaves the Celtics a little vulnerable against a new-look 76ers team who looked great in their big win over LeBron’s Lakers on Sunday. The Celtics haven’t played since Saturday and they are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings, but I think the 76ers are a team on the rise and they will prove that with a statement win at home in this one.

Pick:
Philadelphia -6

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