Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 NBA Betting Odds and Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The next round of the 2018 online NBA betting kicks off in this evening’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics. The 76ers are coming off a dominant performance against the Miami Heat. On the other hand, the Celtics narrowly avoided elimination against the Milwaukee Bucks in the First Round. What kind of matchups will the sports parlay odds predict for Game 1 of this series?
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics – Monday, April 30th
Series: Game 1
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Coming off a 4-1 performance against the Miami Heat, the process is feeling pretty good about their chances in this round. On top of that, the 76ers are excited to face off against a Kyrie Irving-less Boston Celtics. During the regular season, Philadelphia faced off against Boston 4 times. Although the Celtics got the best of Philadelphia during the regular season 3 games to 1, there are plenty of reasons to expect the 76ers to come out on top in this series. For starters, Philly comes in with a healthy lineup that includes all their starters. Boston on the other hand, will be without Irving and Gordon Hayward. Granted, Boston has been without Hayward all season long but it’s still worth mentioning. And while Boston will get the home court advantage through these first two games, Philly could still pull off an upset on the road.
Players to Watch: JJ Redick (20.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), Joel Embiid (18.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Ben Simmons (18.2 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 9.0 apg).
Surprisingly enough, Boston is pegged an online NBA betting underdog at home. All in all, the odds are likely taking Boston’s performance against the Bucks into account. In their opening series versus Milwaukee, Boston was unable to defeat the Bucks on the road. And while Boston gets to play at home this evening, the Celtics will be facing tougher opposition. That said, the Celtics were very dominant against the Bucks at home. Nevertheless, the odds think the Celts will come out on the losing ends of things this evening.
Players to Watch: Al Horford (18.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg), Jaylen Brown (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Terry Rozier (17.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 6.7 apg).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Picks
So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in tonight’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics matchup? All things considered, it’s much better to take the Celtics at home. While the 76ers played very well on the road against Miami, this isn’t the Heat were talking about here. Additionally, the upset odds out on Boston make them a lucrative option straight up. Sign up now to make this Game 1 prediction!
Score Prediction: 104-102 Boston. A tough game but the Celtics pull it out in the end. The TOTAL will be UNDER.