*10* TOTAL POWER (ON ABC!) ~ PERFECT 5-0 THIS WEEK IN NBA! 12-4-1 Totals Run!
Philadelphia vs. Boston,
02/01/2020 20:30 EDT,
Score: 95 - 116
Total: -110/+214½ Under
10* Under Sixers/Celtics (8:35 ET): This is the primetime game on ABC as we get two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams squaring off. Boston is in a third place tie with Miami right now, but interestingly enough only two teams in the entire league (Bucks, Lakers) can claim to having a better YTD point differential than the Celtics. Getting this game at home is pretty huge for them (Boston) as Philly is only 9-16 SU on the road, compared to 22-2 SU at home. The 76ers are currently 6th in the East, two games back of the Celtics.
Boston has won five of its last six games (also 5-1 ATS) including two straight. In the five wins, they’ve allowed no more than 107 points. The one loss saw them concede 123 to the Pelicans, but that was on the road and the game still stayed Under. That’s part of a 5-game Under streak the Celtics carry into tonight. Boston is top five in the league in defensive efficiency and I expect them to hold the Sixers offense, which is averaging just 106.1 PPG on the road, in check tonight.
But the Celtics may have a problem on the offensive end here as Kemba Walker is questionable with a knee injury. That same knee caused him to miss a game in January and Walker scored only 13 points (5 of 13 shooting) in Thursday’s win over Golden State. Enes Kanter may also be out because of a hip injury. The 76ers have really had the Celtics’ number as they look to make it a 4-0 season sweep tonight. In the previous three matchups, they’ve held Boston to an average of just 100 PPG. The Sixers are 3rd in the league in defensive efficiency, but only 19th in offensive efficiency. 10* Under Sixers/Celtics