The Boston Celtics almost pulled off a comeback win last night against the Pacers but came up short on the road. They look to get back on track at home tonight and are among the best cover teams in the NBA this season. In fact, they are even better against the spread coming off a loss in 2019. That’s why I’m going with them to cover against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden this evening. For more insights and information on tonight’s NBA schedule, check out more of my best bets for December 12th.
Boston Celtics To COVER (+1.5) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (-110)
As mentioned above, the Boston Celtics came up short on the road against Indiana last night, despite an exciting back-and-forth battle late in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, I am still backing Boston tonight, as they host the red-hot Sixers tonight. Oddly enough, the Celtics are home underdogs against Philly, despite being undefeated at home. Yes, you read that correctly. The Boston Celtics are a perfect 10-0 at home this season and are 1.5-point underdogs tonight.
From a betting perspective, the Celtics have been the best COVER team in the league this season. They are an NBA-best 14-7-2 ATS in 2019. On the flip side, the Sixers are just 11-12-2 ATS this season. Furthermore, Boston is 7-2-1 ATS at home and 4-1 ATS following a loss. Philadelphia is just 4-7-1 ATS on the road and 9-10-2 ATS as a favorite in 2019. The betting numbers all lend themselves in Boston’s favor tonight. They have even had Philly’s number in their head-to-head matchups, boasting an 11-3 ATS record and 10-4 straight-up record versus the Sixers over the last three seasons. Take the green team in their natural habitat, and thank me later.