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Can the 76ers Avoid an Eighth Straight Loss in Boston?

The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last six games but will look to exact revenge on the only team they’ve lost to in that span when they travel to Beantown to take on the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Celtics as 6-point home favorites with a total of 211.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the 76ers’ last five games.
  • The Celtics are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games vs divisional opponents.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the 76ers’ last eight games against the Celtics.

Boston had a seven-game winning streak snapped in an overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Tuesday night in a game in which they were forced to attempt to overcome yet another double-digit deficit. The Celtics attempted a season-high 50 three-pointers, with Kyrie Irving jacking 12 from downtown and Al Horford going 4-for-5.

The last time these teams met was across the pond when the Celtics rallied for a 114-103 triumph over the Sixers in London. J.J. Redick has been extremely hot for Philly of late, as the veteran has collected five 20-point games since Christmas. The bad news for Sixers backers is the sharpshooter is expected to miss two weeks or more with a leg injury.

To say Boston has dominated Philadelphia at TD Garden lately would be a massive understatement. In the last seven meetings between the squads in Boston, the Celtics are 7-0 SU. The OVER is trending when these teams square off. In their last eight meetings, the OVER is 6-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Celtics were listed earlier as 6-point favorites on the betting oddsboard at Bovada. Those betting on the total OVER/UNDER for points scored have seen that line set at 212.5 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 108-104 win for the Celtics on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics sport a record of 34-11 and 27-16-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia 76ers sit at 20-20 and 22-17-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 22-22-1 for the Boston Celtics and 22-18 for the Philadelphia 76ers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Celtics rated this week at No. 9 and the 76ers sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Boston's No. 22-ranked offense (103.22 PPG) against a Philadelphia defense that ranks No. 23 at 108.18 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 44.89% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this NBA season (46.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia got 34 points from Joel Embiid en route to a 117-111 victory over Toronto on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Kyrie Irving went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated Boston 116-113 at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games on the road
  • Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Boston is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Saturday, January 20
Boston home to Orlando, Sunday, January 21