Angelo Montilla | Thu 11/01/2018 - 11:14 EST

NBA London: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Betting Lines Picks

NBA London: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Betting Lines Picks
Who’s ready for a little afternoon NBA basketball? Depending on which time zone you live in, you may be able to enjoy the matinee game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, which begins at 3 p.m. EST and will be played at O2 Arena in London, England. The Celtics go into the match as slim favorites, but playing overseas, this is anyone’s game. We break down the major odds in our NBA game preview between the Celtics and Sixers.

Boston Celtics (-138) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (+118)

The Eastern Conference-leading Boston will look for a seventh consecutive victory on Thursday afternoon when they take on Philadelphia at the 02 Arena in London, England. The Celtics have been on a tear of late — winning their last six games — and heading into the match overseas as the -138 moneyline favorite. The Sixers have put together a little winning streak of their own, posting victories in their last four contests going into action on Thursday.

Let’s dive into some other intriguing wagers for the match between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. Odds are courtesy of

Point Spread (2½)

There may be a huge gap in the Eastern Conference standings separating these two clubs, but BetOnline is pegging the Celtics as 2½-point favorites for Thursday’s NBA clash in London.

In the last 10 meetings between the Celtics and 76ers dating back to the 2015 campaign, Boston has posted a remarkable 9-1 record against its conference rivals. However, they clubs have been split down the middle when it comes to against the spread records — each posting marks of 5-5. Looking at recent trends, the Celtics are 4-2 ATS in their last six games. Boston, which is considered the road team on Thursday, has posted a 16-7 ATS record in its last 23 games on the road. Alternatively, the Sixers have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

It is also worth noting that Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last six games when playing Boston. The Celtics can be considered the Beast of the East and they should have no problem covering the 2½-point spread on Thursday.

Total Points (209 ½)

Thursday’s England clash between the Celtics and Sixers will also pit the league’s best defensive teams going head-to-head against one of the NBA’s finest offensive clubs.

The projected total points for this matchup has been set at 209 ½. Will the defensive-minded Celtics, who are holding opponents to just 97.6 points per game, play a more open style like the Sixers? Philadelphia is the league’s highest scoring club, averaging 108.6 points per game, but they also allow on average 107.9. If you’re basing your decision on past games, note that 6 of the last 10 meetings between these clubs has resulted in over outcomes.

The last time the Celtics and Sixers played was Nov. 30, 2017, Boston was 8-point favorites and covered. The total was 211.5 but the final score fell short of the mark as Boston walked away with a 108-97 win.

Pick: Boston Celtics (-138, -2½)

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 08 January
FT Milwaukee Bucks 96 - 109 Indiana Pacers +104 -123 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 114 - 113 Brooklyn Nets -303 +250 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 99 - 127 Wolves -110 -110 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 116 - 107 Chicago Bulls -238 +200 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 109 - 112 Pelicans +200 -238 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 107 - 100 Sacramento Kings -204 +175 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 114 - 124 Warriors +475 -588 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 107 - 108 L.A. Clippers +160 -179 Odds
Tuesday 09 January
FT Miami Heat 90 - 89 Toronto Raptors +146 -167 Odds
FT Blazers 117 - 106 Thunder +285 -345 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 99 - 114 Dallas Mavericks +235 -278 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 86 - 99 L.A. Lakers +295 -357 Odds
Wednesday 10 January
FT Dallas Mavericks 115 - 111 Charlotte Hornets +235 -278 Odds
FT Miami Heat 114 - 106 Indiana Pacers +160 -179 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 107 - 104 Washington Wizards +320 -385 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 114 - 80 Brooklyn Nets -135 +115 Odds
AOT Chicago Bulls 122 - 119 New York Knicks +180 -208 Odds
FT Blazers 112 - 121 Houston Rockets +230 -278 Odds
FT Pelicans 102 - 105 Memphis Grizzlies -105 -115 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 103 - 110 Milwaukee Bucks +460 -556 Odds
FT Thunder 88 - 104 Wolves +160 -179 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 110 - 97 Denver Nuggets +405 -500 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 125 - 106 Warriors +600 -833 Odds
Thursday 11 January
Boston Celtics 15:00 Philadelphia 76ers -145 +124 Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Toronto Raptors -149 +130 Odds
L.A. Clippers 22:00 Sacramento Kings -120 +100 Odds
San Antonio Spurs 22:30 L.A. Lakers -141 +120 Odds
Friday 12 January
Cleveland Cavaliers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Utah Jazz 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Orlando Magic 19:00 Washington Wizards
Brooklyn Nets 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Warriors 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
New York Knicks 20:00 Wolves
Blazers 20:00 Pelicans
Memphis Grizzlies 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Houston Rockets 22:30 Phoenix Suns
Saturday 13 January
L.A. Lakers 14:00 Dallas Mavericks
Sacramento Kings 15:30 L.A. Clippers
Thunder 17:00 Charlotte Hornets
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Washington Wizards
Warriors 19:30 Toronto Raptors
Detroit Pistons 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Denver Nuggets 20:30 San Antonio Spurs
Sunday 14 January
Milwaukee Bucks 13:00 Miami Heat
Pelicans 15:30 New York Knicks
Indiana Pacers 20:00 Phoenix Suns
Blazers 21:00 Wolves

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