NBA Betting: Atlantic Rivals Tip Off In Philly
Tuesday night in the NBA begins with a prime Atlantic Division matchup as the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers square off.
The Celtics head into this matchup struggling a bit, having lost their last two games, both as the favorite. They’re still 5-2 straight up in their last seven, but only 2-4-1 against the spread for bettors. On the road Boston has won three straight but again it hasn’t helped bettors as the Celtics are 1-1-1 ATS, and in their last 10 road games they’re 2-7-1 ATS.
The 76ers have won their last two games SU and ATS, and they’re 4-2 SU and ATS in their last six. At home they’ve been solid lately at 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five.
Boston has taken both matchups against the 76ers this season both SU and ATS. They last met up in Boston on Christmas Day and the Celtics won 121-114 as a 5-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. The Celtics have dominated this matchup for years with a 9-2 record SU and ATS in their last 11 vs the 76ers. In Philadelphia, the Celtics are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10.
Red-hot Warriors tackle back-to-back
Also on tap early this week the Golden State Warriors have a back-to-back as they host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
The Warriors will head into Tuesday having won four straight with a lame 1-3 record ATS. In their last 16 games the Warriors are 15-1 SU and 8-7-1 ATS. At home they’re 6-1 SU but only 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven, while on the road they’ve won 11 straight at 7-4 ATS.
Utah is 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in its last eight and has also been good on the road lately at 4-2 SU and ATS in the last six.
The last time the Jazz and Warriors met up in Utah on December 19, the Jazz pulled off a 108-103 upset win as 2-point underdogs. Against the Warriors, the Jazz have won five straight ATS while going 1-4 SU.
Portland will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday before welcoming the Warriors on Wednesday. Heading into Monday, Portland is 4-2 SU and ATS in its last six. At home the Blazers have been one of the league’s best lately at 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10. They’ve also been a boon for totals bettors at home lately at 7-0-1 OVER in their last eight.
The Warriors and Trail Blazers have hooked up three times already this season with Golden State taking two of three SU and ATS. Portland has actually been tough on Golden State at 3-2 SU and ATS in their last five matchups. However, at home Golden State has dominated the matchup at 13-1 SU and 9-5 ATS in its last 14 vs Portland.