On Monday, the Boston Celtics will welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to the TD Garden for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the first round, the second-seeded Boston Celtics were victorious over the Atlanta Hawks. They took the final match 120-128. On the other side of the draw, the third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers emerged triumphant against the Brooklyn Nets, winning the decider 88-96. The Boston Celtics had a strong 3-1 record in the regular season series, leaving them in a strong position heading into the first match.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics secured a victory against the Atlanta Hawks in the first round to qualify for the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They took the win in their last game with a final score of 120-128, making their record for the season 61-27.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.2 points per game in the NBA this season and 120.2 points when playing at the TD Garden. Defensively, the Boston Celtics have restricted opponents to 111.7 points per game on average and 110.3 points in their own arena.
The Boston Celtics strutted into the playoffs as the second seed. Seen by many as a true Championship threat, they’re in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and inching closer to their ultimate target: The Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics is Danilo Gallinari.
Form Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers overcame the Brooklyn Nets to secure a spot in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The score of the final matchup between the two teams was 88-96. This season, the away team has gone 27-16 on the road.
The average points scored by Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA this season is 114.7. When playing away from home, the visitors have put up 115.4 points. The Philadelphia 76ers have been a defensive powerhouse all season. They’ve limited opponents to an impressive 110.0 points on average, including 95.0 in their previous five outings.
The Philadelphia 76ers have an impressive roster of talented players and an impressive record of success, and they are determined to make a run at the Championship title. Will they be able to defeat their opponents and reach the Finals? Only the future will tell, but this third-seeded team is prepared to take on any challenge that comes their way.
Danuel House and Joel Embiid are both set to miss the game.
The two teams played each other four times in the regular season. The Boston Celtics won three matches, while the Philadelphia 76ers managed to win one game, making it a total of three-one. As Game 1 of the playoff tie draws near, there is reason to be hopeful for the Boston Celtics. Considering their past 10 encounters with the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden, they achieved a 7-3 win-loss record.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Boston Celtics managed 106.4 points on average per game, while the Philadelphia 76ers put 100.5 points on board.
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- Moneyline (ML): Philadelphia 76ers (+375) | Boston Celtics (-500)
- Against the spread (ATS): Philadelphia 76ers +10.0 (-110) | Boston Celtics -10.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 213.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Boston Celtics to win (1.20) on the moneyline.
The Boston Celtics go into Monday’s game with the advantage, being given -500 moneyline odds. This suggests there is a 83% chance of the hosts coming out victorious. They have been successful in nine out of the last ten games at the TD Garden, and their last game saw them beat the Atlanta Hawks 120-128. Despite their red-hot form of late, the Philadelphia 76ers are the +375 road underdogs. They’ve won their last six games straight up, going 8-2 in their most recent games.
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Boston Celtics. They’ve gone 242-154 S/U against Atlantic Division teams recently, compared to the 181-201 record posted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Take the Boston Celtics (-500) for the win.
Against the Spread
Take the Philadelphia 76ers +10.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
It is anticipated that the Boston Celtics will come out on top in Monday’s game, with a 10-point lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. In their last five home matches against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics were victorious in four of them. They had an average margin of victory of 9.3 points.
At the TD Garden, the Boston Celtics have covered the spread in five of their last six games. Their home record this season is 26-18 ATS. Recently, the Boston Celtics have had an impressive run in point spread betting. They have covered the spread four times in their last five home matches. Their ATS record over the last 10 rounds is 8-2.
On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers have gone 24-18-1 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 51-34-1 ATS. In their last ten, Philadelphia 76ers topped the spread six times, scoring an average of 111.0 points and conceding 106.3 points.
Take Total over 213.5 (1.91).
The past ten games between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers have totaled 206.9 points, indicating that their next matchup could be a low-scoring contest.
The combined points total of Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in their last ten matchups has not gone above the Total line of 213.5 more than seven times. Betting Under on the Total market gives odds of -110 on Monday.
The Boston Celtics have gone 45-41 O/U for the season. The total went over in four of their last five games. In five of the most recent Boston Celtics home games, the score went over the predicted scoring total two times, averaging 225.8 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers went under the total in their last two road games. Their away record is 21-20 O/U. The last five road games involving the Philadelphia 76ers failed to surpass the total three times, averaging 222.0 points per game.