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Celtics-76ers Betting Preview: Is Boston Overvalued Without Kyrie?

Feb 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST
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Betting Odds: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

  • Spread: 76ers -6.5
  • Over/Under: 225
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT

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No Kyrie Irving tonight for the Boston Celtics, who will try to cover on the road — something they’ve rarely done this season.

Is there value in tonight’s line? Our analysts dive in.


Betting Trends to Know

Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics are 103-82-3 (56%) ATS as an underdog in the regular season, including 77-52-1 (60%) ATS as a road dog. — John Ewing

In the past two seasons, the Celtics have dominated the 76ers, going 9-2 straight-up and ATS, covering by 6.1 points per game. — Ewing

The Celtics have recently hit a bit of a skid ATS, losing three straight against the Cavaliers, Lakers and Clippers. They are just 5-10-1 ATS in their last 16 games.

Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics are 27-15 (64.3%) ATS when playing on at least a three-game ATS losing streak, profiting bettors 10.8 units. Since Stevens took over the Celtics job in 2013, he is the second-most profitable coach in the NBA in this spot behind only Erik Spoelstra. — Evan Abrams

The Sixers offense is rolling right now after scoring 143 points against the Lakers and 117 points against the Nuggets in their last two wins. Philly now faces the Celtics at home in their fourth consecutive home game.

Over the last three seasons, Philly is 38-19 ATS (66.7%) at home against over-.500 teams — the most-profitable team in the NBA in that spot (ahead of the Celtics, who rank second). — Abrams

Boston enters this game after two losses, which is a good sign for Philly. Over the last three seasons, the Sixers are 16-5 (76.2%) ATS at home against over-.500 teams that are coming off a loss. — Abrams