Philadelphia 76ers +6.5 (-110)
Mon March 10 ’08 7:05p
In case you have not noticed, the Philadelphia 76ers are playing some excellent basketball right now, and they offer some nice value as home underdogs vs. the Boston Celtics Monday night.
The Sixers are coming off of a 119-97 rout of the Bucks at Milwaukee yesterday afternoon, and they have been absolutely on fire at home, winning eight consecutive games here by an average margin of +18.9 points! They are currently on a 15-3-1 run against the spread overall, and they are 10-1 ATS in the lest 11 home games. Philadelphia seems to be in a nice position here to get double revenge for two previous losses to Boston this season.
Now the Celtics still have the best record in basketball at 49-12 straight up, and they are also a profitable 36-23-2 ATS. They had a statement win over the Detroit Pistons last week, and followed that up with a home blowout of the Bulls and a road rout of Memphis. However, we think they will finally face some resistance here from a 76ers team that is looking to solidify its playoff positioning.
The end result should be a hard fought battle that may not be decided until the final buzzer, making this red-hot home underdog worth backing.
NBA Free Pick: 76ers +6.5