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76ers vs. Celtics line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Monday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Monday's matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics
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The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Boston Celtics for an Eastern Conference tilt at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday. Boston is favored by 3.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 213.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any 76ers vs. Celtics picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 10 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 46-23 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $1,900. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the 76ers are elite in key areas. Philadelphia is making 81.4 percent of free throw attempts while generating attempts at an above-average rate. The 76ers are also No. 2 in the NBA in turnover avoidance, committing only 12.5 giveaways per game, and Philadelphia allows only 14.4 points per game off turnovers. On defense, Philadelphia is No. 2 in the NBA in blocked shots, rejecting 5.9 attempts per game, and the 76ers are allowing fewer than 20 free throw attempts per game.

The model also knows the Celtics lead the NBA in free throws, making 17.4 per game, and Boston's defense is quite strong. Opponents are scoring only 107.5 points per 100 possessions this season, with the Celtics securing 73.7 percent of available defensive rebounds. Boston is in the top ten in second-chance points allowed (12.3 per game), with a top-10 mark in shooting efficiency allowed. Boston's opponents are also only producing 21.9 assists per game, and the Celtics are in the top eight of the NBA in points allowed in the paint and fast break points allowed.

Now, it has set its sights on 76ers vs. Celtics. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins 76ers vs. Celtics? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the 76ers vs. Celtics spread you should be all over Monday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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