NBA Betting Preview: 76ers-Celtics & Clippers-Suns Highlight Tuesday’s Slate

Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the first half of a game against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on December 31, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts
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TNT Game 1:  Boston Celtics (33-25) @ Philadelphia 76ers (34-22)

Lines/News: The red-hot Celtics are favored by 2 on the road. The O/U total is 210. The 76ers are shorthanded following their trade for James Harden, with Harden out through the All-Star Break due to a hamstring injury. While Ben Simmons wasn’t playing for Philly, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond (also traded to the Nets) were getting about 53 minutes per game.

Celtics Trends: Boston has won eight-straight games. They are 0-5 ATS against the 76ers on the road in their last five games. The Celtics are 3-8 ATS after they covered in their last 11 games (they covered their last game vs. the Hawks). They are 2-5 ATS against a team with a winning record in their last seven games.

76ers Trends: Philadelphia has won 8 of their last 11 games straight up. The 76ers are 5-0 ATS as underdogs in their last five games. They are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games as a home underdog and they are 10-4 ATS versus Celtics over the last three seasons.

TNT Game 2:  Los Angeles Clippers  (29-30) @ Phoenix Suns (46-10)

Line/News: Phoenix is favored by 13 at home and the O/U is set at 223. Note the Clippers are playing back-to-back nights, beating the Warriors.

Clippers Trends: LA is just 5-5 in their last 10 games but have won their last two games. The Clippers are 0-1 ATS against the Suns on the road this season. They are 7-3 ATS against a team with a winning record in their last 10 games. The Clippers are 6-2 ATS against a top 10 defense in their last eight games

Suns Trends: Phoenix has won 9 of their last 10 games straight up including five in a row. The Suns are 4-1 ATS at home in their last five games. They are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 7-1 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games.