Phan: How Kyrie Irving’s Absence Is Impacting My Celtics-76ers Bets

Feb 12, 2019 04:02 PM EST
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  • Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is out for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers (8 p.m. ET on TNT) due to a knee injury.
  • We break down the betting impact in Tuesday's NBA Injury Report.

Tuesday’s NBA slate features five games with injuries and questionable players. We’ll analyze tonight’s key situation:

  • Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers: 8 p.m. ET on TNT

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Boston Celtics

Injuries: Kyrie Irving (knee) is out.

Injury background: Irving suffered the knee strain during the second quarter of Saturday’s loss and didn’t return. He is considered day-to-day.

Irving didn’t practice on Monday, and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons in the second leg of a back-to-back with the All-Star break coming up.

Tonight’s impact: Irving has the biggest Net Rating differential of any Celtics player this season, as the team is 5.2 points per 100 possessions better with him on the court vs. off. They’ve fared just fine without him in the lineup, however, going 7-2 in the nine games he’s missed.