76ers vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 2/27/24

Boston Celtics (45-12) vs Philadelphia 76ers (33-24)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -12.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers invade the TD Garden to do battle with the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Here’s a 76ers vs Celtics Prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in a slump as they've lost 11 of their last 15 games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting run over by the Bucks in a 119-98 loss on Sunday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 24 points and seven assists, De'Anthony Melton added 16 points off the bench while Paul Reed chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the 76ers shot just 37 percent from the field and 16 of 46 from the 3-point line as they looked completely outmatched from the start after falling behind by 21 points going into halftime, Yes, the 76ers showed a bit of fight in the third quarter to cut into the deficit, but they managed just 16 points in the fourth quarter to get blown out in the end.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've won 10 of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to build on their eight-game win streak after routing the Knicks in a 116-102 road win on Saturday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 30 points on 13 of 24 shooting, Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points on seven of 11 shooting while Jayson Tatum chipped in with 19 points and six assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 56 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their effort on defense as they couldn't get any separation until the fourth quarter where they held the Knicks to just 18 points.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.
  • Jayson Tatum ranks 2nd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.5) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tobias Harris ranks 8th amongst qualified players for FT% (89.9%) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.3).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.9).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.6).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.1).

76ers vs Celtics Prediction

The 76ers are still shorthanded with Joel Embiid and Robert Covington still out, while the Celtics are coming into this one with a full squad once again. The 76ers have been mired in their worst slump of the season and they looked hapless in their big loss to the Bucks on Sunday, so it's hard to imagine that they're going to fare well against this surging Celtics team who have won 10 of their last 11 games. The Celtics also have home court advantage and an extra days rest, so I will lay the points in what should be an easy win here.

Peter’s Pick Boston -12.5

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