Game: NBA: Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, 76ers vs Celtics Picks & 76ers vs Celtics Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018
Start time: 5:30 PM EST, TD Garden
TV Channel: ABC
Best Boston Celtics Lines: -4 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 222½: – XBET
In a game from NBA, we will see Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics.
The Philadelphia 76ers won 3 of their last 6 games and they are looking for consistency. They are averaging 114.6 points on 47% shooting per game and allowing 111.7 points on 44.6% shooting. Joel Embiid is playing like a true leader, averaging 26.4 points per game and 13.2 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is adding 18.5 points per game and 3.1 assists. The 76ers are allowing 34.1% shooting from three-point range.
The Boston Celtics have also won 3 of their last 6 games. They are averaging 111.1 points per game on 45% shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 44.1%. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.6 points per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 22.6 points and 6.4 assists. The Celtics are shooting 36.1% of their shots from beyond the arc and they certainly have the better 3-point shooters.
The 76ers have improved in recent weeks but they have also been very inconsistent on the road, being outscored by an average of 5 points per game. Boston hasn’t been consistent as well but they are mostly winning their home address, thanks to their good 3-point shooters. I believe that they have what it takes to beat the 76ers as they are outscoring opponents by 8 points per game at home.