The Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) will travel to the TD Garden for Game 2 of their second-round series against the Boston Celtics (0-1) on Wednesday. Game 1 saw the Boston Celtics suffer a 119-115 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, putting them in a difficult position to recover from. The Boston Celtics are aiming to even the score, but a bold Philadelphia 76ers are looking to increase their advantage before the next match at their court.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are struggling ahead of this matchup. They’re not only coming off a tough 115-119 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers, but they’ve also failed to come out on top in their last two games on their home court at the TD Garden.
The Boston Celtics are scoring 118.1 points on average in the NBA this season and 120.1 points at the TD Garden. Defensively, the Boston Celtics have been put to the test recently. They’ve let in a whopping 121.8 points on average over their last five matches and 111.8 for this season as a whole.
The Boston Celtics entered the postseason with a second seed, giving them a solid chance to compete for the title. Now in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, they are one step closer to their ultimate goal of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Danilo Gallinari is the only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Jayson Tatum double-doubled against the Philadelphia 76ers. He led the way for the Boston Celtics with 39 points and snagged a further 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown followed suit with 23 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 20 points.
Form Philadelphia 76ers
The latest triumph over the Boston Celtics, with a final score of 115-119, propelled the Philadelphia 76ers to a seven-game winning streak. Their performances away from home this season have seen them go 28-16.
With an average of 114.7 points from 87 games, the Philadelphia 76ers rank in the middle tier among all NBA teams. The Philadelphia 76ers defense is renowned for its rigidity, with an average of only 110.1 points being given up to their opponents in all fixtures and 111.4 on the road.
With a roster of exceptional talent and a winning pedigree, the Philadelphia 76ers are aiming for a Championship run. Will they take down their opponents and secure a place in the Finals? Only time will tell, but this third-seeded team is ready to face any challenges that come their way.
The only reported injury concern for the Philadelphia 76ers is Joel Embiid.
James Harden delivered 45 points in the previous Philadelphia 76ers game, shooting 56.7% from the floor Not only that, Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, while Tobias Harris added 18 buckets against the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics enjoyed a decisive edge against the Philadelphia 76ers throughout the regular season. They finished with a 3-1 record in their matchups. Despite having to start this playoff contest at the TD Garden, the Philadelphia 76ers still took Game 1, besting the Boston Celtics by a score of 115-119.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Boston Celtics managed 108.3 points on average per game, while the Philadelphia 76ers put 101.8 points on board.
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- Moneyline (ML): Philadelphia 76ers (+400) | Boston Celtics (-526)
- Against the spread (ATS): Philadelphia 76ers +10.0 (-110) | Boston Celtics -10.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 216.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Boston Celtics to win (1.19) on the moneyline.
Despite the -526 odds suggesting there is a 84% chance of a Boston Celtics win, their recent form suggests otherwise. The Boston Celtics have lost their last two matches at the TD Garden and their most recent result was a 115-119 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite their red-hot form of late, the Philadelphia 76ers are the +400 road underdogs. They’ve won their last seven games straight up, going 8-2 in their most recent games.
Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers should be the perfect stage for the Boston Celtics to get back on track. They may be coming off a loss, but they are still favorites to win with home-court advantage on their side.
Against the Spread
Go for the Boston Celtics -10 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Boston Celtics open up at the TD Garden with a staggering 10-point lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. In their last five home matches against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics were victorious in three of them. They had an average margin of victory of 5.7 points.
The Boston Celtics have gone 26-19 ATS at the TD Garden and 50-39 ATS for the season. In their previous ten matches, the Boston Celtics covered seven times. They had a scoring average of 118.0 points and conceded 112.3 points.
On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers have gone 25-18-1 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 52-34-1 ATS. Betting on the Philadelphia 76ers in their last five away matches was a successful strategy, as it paid out four times. They have gone 6-3-1 ATS on the road recently.
Total over 216.5 (1.91) is our pick.
Recently, the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers have had a string of low-scoring games. Neither team has managed to put up a lot of points. In fact, over the past ten meetings, the two teams have averaged just 210.1 points.
For Wednesday’s game, the total line is set at 216.5. This is 4.1 points less than the combined 220.6-point average the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers have put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Boston Celtics have gone 46-41 O/U for the season. The total went over in five of their last six games. In three of the past five Boston Celtics home games went over the projected total, averaging 228.0 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 44-41 O/U against the total this season. Their record on the road is 22-20 O/U. The total averaged 218.0 points across the past 10 Philadelphia 76ers games, going under five times.