Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics: Can the Process Avoid Elimination?
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The NBA basketball betting playoffs continue this Wednesday night with Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics postseason series. The Celtics have built up quite a lead and are on the verge of knocking out the process. What kind of matchup will tonight’s 5 team parlay odds predict?
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics – Wednesday, May 9th
Series: Game 5 || Boston Leads 3-1
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Basketball Betting Odds:
The line for this matchup has been moving quite significantly. When it first opened, the 76ers were pegged as bigger NBA basketball betting favorites than their counterpart. However, since then, bettors have evened things up a bit. Now, both teams are facing even odds. This is still somewhat surprising for the 76ers, considering they’re facing a 31 deficit in the series. Philly will be on the road this evening and will be trying to accomplish what no other team has been able to do so far in this year’s postseason: beat the Celtics at home. And while the 76ers may be coming off a dominant 103-92 beating of the Celtics, that finish was delivered on home court.
Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (20.6 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 2.9 apg), JJ Redick (18.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Dario Saric (16.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.4 apg).
Despite coming off a pretty severe loss, Boston should be feeling pretty good about their chances this evening. When playing at home, Boston has beat Philadelphia by a combined 21-points. And as aforementioned, Boston has yet to concede a loss at home this postseason. This is quite surprising for a team so crippled by injuries. It’s interesting to think about what type of postseason Boston would be having if Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward were still in the lineup.
Players to Watch: Terry Rozier (18.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.1 apg), Jayson Tatum (18.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.1 apg), and Al Horford (17.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.4 apg).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Picks
So which team should top sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics matchup? All things considered, it’s probably safer to side with the Celtics this evening. Philadelphia does come in with more momentum, but that likely won’t be enough to usurp Boston on their home court. The pick ‘em odds only make taking the Celtics straight up that much more lucrative. Sign up today to get in on this NBA betting action!
Score Prediction: 110-109 Boston. The 76ers put up a tough fight but the Celtics seal the deal at home. The TOTAL will be OVER.