Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Monday Night December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (7-14) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division will make the trip the Bay State to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the (2-21) Philadelphia 76ers also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics have a lot of young talent, but it may take a year to develop at the professional level. Philadelphia is just a bad basketball team, and the organization is having trouble keeping their fan base interested. The betting line has Philadelphia as a five-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 204′ points for Monday’s game.
The 2014-15 Boston Celtics are on a three-game losing streak, the latest a 101-95 home loss to the New York Knicks on Friday Night December 12th. The Celtics are struggling on defensively giving up about 106 points per contest while scoring 104 on average. The betting odds over has come in their last four on Monday’s and Boston is 1-4 Against The Point Spread their last five games following an ATS loss. Boston is 2-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under once their last three NBA Expert ATS Picks away from Beantown. Boston is currently in third place in their division, nine games out of the lead. The Celtics are clearly better than Philadelphia, but they can’t take them for granted.
The 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers have played two overtime games in their last ten, the beat the Detroit Pistons on the road in OT back on December 6th. Philadelphia like Boston has lost three in a row and have covered their last four vs. The betting odds number at home. The over is 4-1 the last five meetings between the teams in Philly. The 76ers have been friendly to ATS bettors at home, 5-1 their last six, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under twice. The Philadelphia 76ers have on of the most talented up and coming players on the shelf; Rookie center Joel Embiid is out with an ongoing foot injury.
Free Pick: Philadelphia+5.