Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 15 (2/15): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 15, 2022, 5:28:26 PM
Credit: photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Celtics money line||-118|
|76ers money line||+100|
|Over / under||210.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Boston Celtics||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Road / home record||13-15||16-12|
|Points per game||108.26||107.61|
|Points allowed per game||103.59||105.20|
|Rebounds per game||46.83||42.30|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.76||45.00|
|Over / under record||23-34-1||22-33-1|
The Philadelphia 76ers will host the Boston Celtics for an Eastern Conference NBA showdown. These teams have faced 3 times so far this season and the Sixers have the lead 2 to 1 but they covered the spread in all of those games.
The Celtics are the hottest team in the league right now as they have won 8 games in a row. They're coming from beating the Hawks 105-95. Jayson Tatum scored 38 points and 10 rebounds. Robert Williams added 10 points and 14 boards, Jaylen Brown scored 17 points and Marcus Smart had 13. Atlanta held a 10-point lead at halftime but unraveled quickly in the third quarter.
Boston is averaging 108.4 points on 45 percent shooting, Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.7 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.5 points and 3.2 assists.
Defensively are allowing 103.6 points on 43 percent shooting and ranked #4 in defense in the league.
Philadelphia just acquired James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two draft picks. Harden will be out until the break.
The Sixers beat the Cavaliers at home 103-93 and covered the spread as -2.5 pts favorites. Joel Embiid had a triple-double of 40 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists along with a highlight-reel jam and Tyrese Maxey added 16 points. Embiid has scored at least 25 points in 31 consecutive games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45 percent shooting and ranked #6 in defense in the league.
Boston are 15-13 ATS on the road.
Boston are 8-5 ATS as road favorite.
Philadelphia are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Philadelphia are 11-17 ATS at home.
The Celtics are on fire right now they’re winning their last five games by an average of 18.6 points and although the 76ers are a very tough team to beat they are a little shorthanded for the players they traded. Look for the Celtics to stay hot and steal the win on the road.
PICK: Celtics ML (-110)
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