NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Favorite: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Underdog: Philadelphia 76ers (43-30)
When does the game start? Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will go toe-to-toe with the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA matchup on Sunday.
Line: Boston -8
Over/Under: 213.5Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial mark, showing no major change. Boston has a record of 29-20 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Philadelphia is 9-14 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Tatum is a major contributor, accounting for 20.8% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shot attempts. Kanter is a force in the low block, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a contest and records 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is run by Smart, who accounts for 21.5% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.7 times a contest.
Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 22-19 when they fail to reach their 113.6 scoring average. Philadelphia allows 108.5 per contest. The Celtics are 16-21 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The 76ers allow opponents to shoot 35%. The Celtics can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 26-15 when they fail to reach their 46 rebounding average, Philadelphia allows 41.9 boards per game.
Embiid leads the attack, accounting for 20.9% of the 76ers total offense, while taking an average of 15.7 field goal attempts. Embiid is a force in the low block, he averages 2.8 offensive rebounds a game and records 25.5% of his team's rebounds. The 76ers offense is orchestrated by Embiid, who accounts for 11.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Philadelphia is a dismal 16-23 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Boston allows 107 a contest. The 76ers are 17-19 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 34%. The 76ers can win with a less than stellar output on the boards, sporting a record of 18-19 when they fail to reach their 45.6 rebounding average, Boston allows 44.5 boards per contest.
Boston : 112
Philadelphia : 108
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