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76ers vs Celtics Odds, Preview & Prediction (Feb. 27)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NBA Basketball

Updated Feb 27, 2024 · 10:41 AM PST

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum tries to hold off Philadelphia 76ers guard De'Anthony Melton
Dec 1, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) tries to hold off Philadelphia 76ers guard De'Anthony Melton (8) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Philadelphia 76ers battle the Boston Celtics on Tuesday evening
  • The NBA odds favor the Celtics to win on their home court
  • Read below for 76ers vs Celtics odds, preview, and prediction

The Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, February 27, at TD Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST on TNT. The Celtics enter the matchup as 12-point favorites, with the over/under set at 232.5 points.

What’s the best bet to make for the NBA odds on Tuesday? Let’s dive into our 76ers vs Celtics prediction as we preview the matchup at TD Garden.

76ers vs Celtics Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Philadelphia 76ers +12 (-110) +525 Over 232.5 (-105)
Boston Celtics -12 (-110) -750 Under 232.5 (-115)

In the Tuesday NBA odds, Boston is priced as notable 12-point home favorites, meaning they have 88% implied win probability.

In three meetings this season, the Celtics hold a 2-1 advantage over the 76ers. However, Philadelphia’s lone victory came in the first matchup on November 8th behind Joel Embiid’s 27 points and 10 rebounds.


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Philadelphia-Boston Public Betting

The NBA public betting trends can be quite valuable when making a prediction on the 76ers vs Celtics affair. We can analyze the public money percentages and compare them with the line movement to gauge what side the sharps might be on.

At the time of publishing, bettors are siding with the Celtics both on the moneyline and against the spread. Boston is getting 99% of moneyline handle as massive -715 home favorites, while drawing 57% of ATS bets to cover the 12 points.

The public is on the “under” in the NBA public betting trends, putting 71% of the money on the two teams combining for under 231 points. Interestingly, the total has climbed to 231.5 and 232 at most sportsbooks, indicating the professionals may be on the other side.

76ers Betting Analysis

The 76ers (33-24) have struggled without MVP center Joel Embiid, losing seven of their last 11 games since he went down with a knee injury. In their most recent outing, Philadelphia fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 119-98. Tyrese Maxey led the scoring with 24 points, while Tobias Harris added 15 points and nine rebounds.

While Maxey and Harris were standouts, the 76ers only shot 37.1% as a team. “We have to get more organized offensively,” Coach Nick Nurse said after the loss. “Our shot selection was too quick at times.”

Over their last four games, Philadelphia has failed to score over 104 points. The 76ers will need to rely on their guard play from Maxey and Hield to keep this game competitive.

Against the spread, Philadelphia is 5-12 ATS over their last 17 matchups, while the total has gone under in five of the 76ers’ last six overall. The loss of Embiid can be felt in several NBA team trends pertaining to Philadelphia.

Celtics Betting Analysis

The Celtics (45-12) enter Tuesday’s matchup on an eight-game winning streak. They took down the Knicks 116-102 in their last contest, fueled by 30 points from Jaylen Brown. Forward Jayson Tatum tallied 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the win, playing what Coach Joe Mazzulla called “a beautiful display of basketball.”

Boston’s balanced attack features six players averaging double figures in scoring. The Celtics rank third in the NBA in offensive rating and have scored at least 114 points in seven straight games. “We know what we’re doing, and we know what the goal is. We’re all putting our stuff to the side for one bigger goal,” Center Kristaps Porzingis said.

Tatum is averaging a team-high 26.9 points per game this season and comes into this game as the betting choice in the NBA MVP odds. With the NBA’s best record at 45-12, the Celtics have separated themselves as the top contender in the NBA Eastern Conference odds.

When it comes to betting trends, Boston has performed well lately, covering the spread in eight of their previous 12 divisional games. The over has hit in six of the Celtics’ last six home games played on a Tuesday.

Celtics vs 76ers Prediction

The Celtics are rolling right now behind MVP-level play from Tatum and a very deep supporting cast. The 76ers will likely struggle to keep up, especially with Embiid sidelined.

The Celtics hold edges in rebounding, playmaking, and defense – three areas that will be crucial on Tuesday night. Boston pulls down seven more boards per game than Philly, fueling its league-best transition offense. The Celtics move the ball extremely well, notching 26.9 assists per contest compared to just 24.8 for the 76ers.

With Boston’s elite offense against Philadelphia’s depleted lineup, the over 232.5 points holds some value. Ultimately, when making a Celtics vs 76ers prediction, consider betting on Boston to cover the 12-point spread in a high-scoring affair.

BOS-PHI Picks:

  • Celtics -12 (-110)
  • Over 232.5 Points (-105)


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