The 10-8 Boston Celtics will travel to play the 10-8 Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip of time from Philadelphia is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN will provide the live national television broadcast.
The current odds have the road team Boston Celtics favored by -1 points and the over under line of 190 points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago the point spread and total were the same.
The teams met on November 9th and it was Philadelphia with the 106-100 road win as a +5 ½ point underdog. The Sixers had a good shooting night in the win making 48.8% of their shots in the win and 7 of 13 from three. Philadelphia dominated inside with 56 points in the paint.
The Celtics are 4-4 on the road this season. The come off the 104-94 home win against Minnesota on Wednesday as a -5 ½ point favorite. It was a great shooting night for Boston as they convert on 52.6% of their hosts in the win. The Celtics have been a good shooting team this year making 47.5% from the field. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics this season with 19 points a game.
The 76ers are just 6-5 on their home court this year. It is another year where Philadelphia is struggling for offense as the club averages just 92 points a game which is 27th in the league. New addition Nick Young has struggled for Philadelphia with 9 points a game and 38.1% shooting. The team is on a two game losing streak scoring 89 at Chicago on Saturday and 88 points at home to Minnesota on Tuesday both ending in defeats.