On Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers (3-3) will head to the TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics (3-3) in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Boston Celtics bagged a critical 95-86 triumph, bringing the score to 3-3, resulting in a do-or-die Game 7 on Sunday. With the series tied, this final matchup will determine the winning team. Will the home advantage be enough to push the Boston Celtics over the top, or can the Philadelphia 76ers pull off an upset and advance?
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics were victorious by a score of 86-95, which increased their record against the Philadelphia 76ers to six wins and four losses in their last 10 games. This season, they have won 64 out of 94 matches, with 35 of those wins taking place at the TD Garden.
The Boston Celtics have been one of the NBA’s most prolific scoring teams this season. Entering Sunday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 117.7 points per game. This team’s defense has been relentless. Ranking as one of the best defenses in the league, they have only allowed 111.2 points per game this season, and just 101.2 points in their last five outings.
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.
Danilo Gallinari is the only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics ahead of Sunday’s game.
Jayson Tatum has been one of the standout performers in the postseason. In addition to leading Boston Celtics in scoring with 26.3 points, he also boats an impressive average of 10.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
Form Philadelphia 76ers
The 86-95 defeat saw the Philadelphia 76ers drop their past 10-game record against the Boston Celtics to 4-6. They’ve won 61 of their 92 matches this season, going 29-17 on the road alone.
The Philadelphia 76ers have scored an average of 114.0 points during 92 NBA games, putting them in the middle tier among all teams. The Philadelphia 76ers defense is one of the toughest to break, giving up an average of only 110.1 points to their opponents in all games and 111.5 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 Philadelphia 76ers have a clean bill of health for their latest game.
With ten playoff appearances under his belt, James Harden has proven himself with a whopping 84 assists. He’s leading the Philadelphia 76ers with 8.4 assists per game. Not to mention, he’s been consistently contributing with an average of 21.4 points and 6.2 rebounds.
The Boston Celtics had a clear advantage over the Philadelphia 76ers throughout the regular season, with a 3-1 record in the series. After securing a 86-95 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers in their previous matchup, the Boston Celtics have set the stage for an exhilarating Game 7 in the playoffs. This win tied the series 3-3, paving the way for its captivating finale.
In the most recent clash, Marcus Smart dazzled in an all-round display. The Boston Celtics player filled up the box score with 22 points on 53.3% shooting. He also collected seven rebounds and dished out seven assists. Joel Embiid gave a double-double performance in comparison, leading the Philadelphia 76ers with a team-high ten rebounds and 26 points.
The Boston Celtics managed an average of 110.6 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Philadelphia 76ers, who averaged 105.1 points.
Bet365 has the odds for the Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers game at the TD Garden.To see all the options available
- Moneyline (ML): Philadelphia 76ers (+240) | Boston Celtics (-300)
- Against the spread (ATS): Philadelphia 76ers +7.5 (-115) | Boston Celtics -7.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 202.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Boston Celtics to win (1.33) on the moneyline.
After defeating Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 86-95, the Boston Celtics must have a feeling of confidence. They are looking to take on the Philadelphia 76ers with ease. The oddsmakers have marked them as -300 favourites, suggesting they have a 75% chance of winning on Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers are not expected to come out victorious in their next game. Over the last 10 games, they have had a 7-3 record, keeping them in fair shape. Unfortunately, the odds are not in their favor with +240, making them the definite underdogs in this away game.
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Boston Celtics. They’ve gone 245-157 S/U against Atlantic Division teams recently, compared to the 184-204 record posted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Take the Boston Celtics (-300) for the win.
Against the Spread
Take the Boston Celtics -7.5 (1.95) to cover the spread.
With a 7.5-point advantage over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics are the clear frontrunners in the game. They boast a 6-4 record in their most recent games against the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden. The average margin of victory of 16.3 points.
The Boston Celtics have gone 27-20 ATS at the TD Garden and 53-40 ATS for the season. The Boston Celtics walked a tightrope in their previous ten encounters, covering the spread on five occasions. They managed to put up an average of 115.9 points while keeping their opponents to 111.5 points on average.
The Philadelphia 76ers have gone 26-19-1 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 53-37-1 ATS. Based on their past ten road contests, the Philadelphia 76ers covered six times. They kept their opponents down to 111.8 points per game and scored 104.0 points on average.
Take the Total over 202.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
It appears that the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers are bracing for a difficult, low-scoring game, based on their past encounters. The last ten matchups between them have yielded an average of 215.7 points.
The combined points total of the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers in their last ten matches exceeded the 202.5 line set nine times. Betting Over on the Total market this Sunday returns odds of -110.
The Boston Celtics are 49-43 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the TD Garden is 28-18 O/U. Picking the over would’ve paid out in three of the previous five Boston Celtics home matches. The total averaged 224.2 points. In the last ten home and away games combined, the Over went 8-2.
The Philadelphia 76ers have gone 23-21 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 47-43 O/U. In the past five Philadelphia 76ers road games, the total went under three times and averaged 208.6 points. The Under is 8-2 in the past 10 contests overall.