Celtics-76ers Betting Guide: Can the Sixers Avoid a Season Sweep?
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21), Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7).
Betting Odds: Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers
- Spread: 76ers -3
- Over/Under: 224.5
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
Credit the NBA for recognizing that in March, college is king. On the eve of the NCAA tournament the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will meet for the fourth time this season.
With both teams close to full strength, can Philly get the W against the Celtics? Our analysts discuss.
Betting Trends to Know
Over the past two seasons, including the playoffs, the Celtics are 10-2 straight and ATS when playing the 76ers, covering the spread by 6.3 points per game. As an underdog, Boston is 5-1 ATS vs. Philly during that span. — John Ewing
Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics are 111-82-3 (57.5%) ATS when facing an opponent with a better record. Boston is 43-28 (.606) this season, Philadelphia is 46-25 (.648). In road games against opponents with a better record, the C’s have gone 63-34-1 (64.9%) ATS. — Ewing
Joel Embiid sat out on Tuesday to get ready for a Wednesday night at home against the Celtics. Good thing too, because the Sixers are a completely different team with and without Embiid this season.
With Embiid in the lineup:
- 40-18 straight up
- 29-29 against the spread
Without Embiid in the lineup:
- 6-7 straight up
- 5-8 against the spread
Mears: How I’m Betting Tonight’s Game
Boston has taken the first three games of this series and will look to complete the sweep tonight in Philadelphia.